Minutes ago, Guerrilla Union announced more information on their 2010 Rock The Bells lineup.
In addition to album-based performances by Slick Rick, Rakim, KRS-One and Wu-Tang, a slew of other artists are on the festival bill.
To be headlined by former Fugees songstress/emcee Lauryn Hill, the famed summer Hip Hop festival will also feature such as Virginia veterans The Clipse, Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa (DXnext alum), Alabama’s Yelawolf (DXnext alum), Minneapolis’ Brother Ali, Paid Dues founder Murs and partner 9th Wonder, as well as Harlem’s Immortal Technique, Philadelphia’s Jedi Mind Tricks and the Bay-meets-Los Angeles Street Sweeper Social Club, led by Boots Riley of The Coup. G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam’s Big Sean will also be performing.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Hip Hop For Haiti, a charity established to provide earthquake relief from this year’s tragedy.
UPDATE #3: Weeks after Guerilla Union founder/CEO Chang Weisberglater said that Lauryn Hill will not be listed on the bill and urged fans and rumor mongers to “stay tuned,” a press release was issued saying Hill would perform selections from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The elusive Hill will perform at the Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. venues.
In addition to Hill’s performances, Snoop Dogg will also serve as a headlining performer at the San Francisco, New York and Washington D.C. venues. Snoop and A Tribe Called Quest will continue this year’s theme of paying tribute to classic albums by performing Doggystyle and Midnight Marauders respectively. Award-winning producer, deejay and founding Gangstarr member, DJ Premier rounds out the list of new additions to this year’s Rock The Bells series.
HipHopDX will keep you updated with further lineup details, dates and venues and more Rock The Bells information.