Ms. Lauryn Hill And Nas To Headline Rock The Bells Festival, Which Hits NYC In September


The Rock The Bells festival returns to the New York area with a Sept. 3 date at Governor’s Island. This year’s installment is headed up by a slew of full-album sets that includes run-throughs of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Illmatic (which Nas will perform with AZ, Pete Rock and DJ Premier), Only Built For Cuban Linx, and quite a few other storied hip-hop records. There’ll also be a battle stage and a “36 Chambers stage,” which “will primarily feature members of the Wu-Tang Clan as well as artists selected by stage curator and Wu-Tang Clan mainstay RZA.” Tickets go on presale next Friday, June 3, with the general on-sale set for June 4. Full roster of performers below:

These acts are listed as being on all four Rock The Bells dates:

Ms. Lauryn Hill performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Nas performing Illmatic with AZ, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier
Cypress Hill performing Black Sunday
Mos Def & Talib Kweli performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Raekwon & Ghostface performing Only Built for Cuban Linx
Mobb Deep performing The Infamous
The GZA performing Liquid Swords
Immortal Technique
Souls of Mischief performing 93 ’til Infinity
Black Moon
Childish Gambino
Blu & Exile
Masta Killah performing No Said Date
Freddie Gibbs
Roc Marciano
Hosted by: The RZA + MURS 3:16 + Supernatural

And these artists are only performing on “select dates” that haven’t been announced (please please let Erykah Badu play the NYC show):

Erykah Badu
Mac Miller
Random Axe