Like Woodstock, Hip-Hop’s Rock the Bells is making American music history uniting legends of Hip-Hop’s golden era and unknown newbies in a multi-city tour that’s immortalizing the genre’s greats and cementing its continued success and impact on fans young and old.
“The festival isn’t very shy about revealing its biases in terms of which era of hip-hop it thinks was king,” said Oliver Wang, the author of Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide.
When was the last time you saw Wu Tang Clan — the entire collective — perform live? Or for that matter, listen to Nas’ inimitable flow as he spit bars in the flesh? Or consider the unthinkable: watching ‘Ms’ Lauryn Hill, now more famous for various and sundry off-stage peccadilloes than her music, put on a coherent show?