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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas to headline Rock the Bells 2011

May 25, 2011

Guerilla Union has announced this year’s Rock the Bells Festival lineup, which will tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston. As with last year’s event, Rock the Bells is going classic, bringing in some of the biggest hip-hop artists around to perform their most memorable material. This year’s headliners are no strangers to the now-classic summertime hip-hop festival, as Ms. Lauryn Hill, performing songs from Miseducation, and Nas, performing from Illmatic, set to grace the same stage. Joining them on the classics tip are Cypress Hill, Mos Def and Talib Kweli as Black Star, half of the Wu-Tang (GZA, RZA as host, Ghost and Rae, and Masta Killah), Erykah Badu, Mobb Deep (along with Big Noyd), Immortal Technique, Black Moon, Souls of Mischief, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, and Slaughterhouse, the supergroup of Joe Budden, Royce the 5’9”, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I. For the cool kids, there’s Mac Miller, Blu, Exile and Fashawn, Childish Gambino (aka, Donald Glover of TV’s Community), Random Axe, Macklemore, Big KRIT, Freddie Gibbs and Roc Marciano, all there on support.

For more, check out rockthebells.net. The flyer is after the jump.


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Shuko feat. Talib Kweli & Leslie Clio - “Heatwave”

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Berner feat. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown & Big K.R.I.T. - “Yoko Ono”

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Talib Kweli feat. Raekwon - “Violations”

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Talib Kweli feat. Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jay Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes “Get By (Remix)”

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Childish Gambino - Telegraph Ave

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