Sunday’s Rock The Bells show at Merriweather is looking to be a defining moment in the future of the hip-hop tour. In the contracting entertainment market, the economy of scale may be the solution to present this many quality underground hip-hop acts on one stage. It also signals a new era where classic performers join up-and-comers for a true festival setting and culture celebration. And with today’s hip-hoppers being such a critical bunch, and its a nod to the state of the movement that a tour of this caliber and selling out dates and hitting so many cities.
There’s a definite buzz around many of the acts on this tour. Make sure you’re up to date on the latest before you pull up to Merriweather on Sunday:
A Tribe Called Quest – Rock The Bells rehearsal video
Phife-Dawg – responsible for Lil Wayne’s A-Milli?
Nas – Hitting the block for ColorOfChange.org and MoveOn.org… Not to mention a number one record!
Mos Def – did he make the book?
You know what gave The Pharcyde the idea of getting back together? Tribe getting back together. That’s whats up.
MURS for President. Get that hat! Cop the new 9th wonder produced collabo!
Dead Prez – M1 weighs in on the presidential election. First time voter??? and did a Real World alumni try to crash their set in Chicago??
See y’all sunday. Gates at 11!
My homey’s got a party bus leaving from in front the diner at 9:45… Holla if you need a seat!