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Other hip hop icons including Rakim, KRS One, Wu Tang Clan and Slick Rick are confirmed to appear, and will perform their classic albums in their entirety

Rock The Bells 2010 Lineup: Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest NOT Announced


The 7th annual Rock The Bells 2010 festival series lineup was announced May 24th at a launch party at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. The event, sponsored in part by MySpace, revealed the lineup for the highly anticipated annual concerts which criss-cross the United States, and often feature many of hip hop’s old and new school elite and veterans.

This year, the buzz rose to a crescendo as confidently rumored to the world that Lauryn Hill would be the crown headliner jewel for the festival series, in a long-form style concert, performing her multiple-Grammy winning album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in it’s entirety. Also making the rumor rounds, talk of A Tribe Called Quest also sharing top-billing with the incomparable Ms. Hill.

Well, its seems as if, for now anyway, the rumors seem to have been just rumors. According to most sources, appearing in the multi-city concert series is: Yelawolf, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique, The Clipse, Wiz Khalifa, Murs, Slick Rick, KRS One, Rakim, Wu Tang Clan. Several sites have reported that indeed, Guerilla Union, presenters of the series, are focusing on “classic rap albums”, and artists such as Rakim, KRS and Wu-Tang Clan will perform seminal albums from their catalog in their entirety.

Of course, there always may be more announcements coming, so we are holding out hope for Lauryn and ATCQ, but we are mad at for the time being. Meanies.

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  1. It a good think they are doing for the oldschool.I hope I can get to see it I know its going to be a great show.

  2. still crossing my fingers for lauryn!!!! but happy to see wu tang among a couple others..

  3. To the many fans of Ms. Lauryn Hill who were hoping to see her perform soon,

    We were really excited to learn that Ms. Hill might be appearing at the prestigious Rock The Bells 2010 festival, because we know how amazing it feels to confirm Ms. Hill as a headliner; she’s making a special headline appearance at our 32nd Annual Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa CA this June 13 (the 3-day festival runs June 11, 12, 13 and tickets are available now).

    We hope her fans will consider coming to show their support of her and her music at our festival, which is at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in the San Francisco North Bay. Other performers include Slightly Stoopid, Steele Pulse, Galactic, Zappa Plays Zappa, Rebultion, and many more, plus keynote Speakers, the Eco Rally! Sports Zone, Eco Village, 300+ global marketplace, camping, and fun for the whole family!

    More information can be found here:

    In harmony,

    The 32nd annual Harmony Festival Family
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