Our fingers could not be crossed tighter for Lauryn Hill—that the past decade skirting the spotlight brought her solace, that she wants to rejoin us half as much as we want it, and, not least, that she will actually perform as promised at Rock the Bells. Ms. Hill’s recent trickle of appearances leave us uneasy, but her incredible ability could never be diluted. Also, she’s not running for president of anywhere, so that’s neat. Come prepared for excellent surreality: Snoop Dogg will also perform Doggystyle in full, and A Tribe Called Quest will revisit Midnight Marauders. With Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim & KRS-One, Slick Rick, and more.
Sat., Aug. 28, 2 p.m., 2010