Now the news behind this year’s lineup is to be unexpected. Even when I found out who the featured artists are, I was in total shock. To be honest, I didnt know what to think. But, considering this year is going to be totally different than the previous ones is what makes this year’s event so unique!
Murs and Guerilla Union announced additional performers confirmed to appear at the seventh installment of the PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL today. Line-up additions included Living Legends, Hieroglyphics, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Quik, Psycho Realm and Dilated Peoples. Also set to join previously announced headliners Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future is Dipset (Cam’ron + Jim Jones + Juelz Santana + Freeky Zekey), who will be performing together at Paid Dues for their first ever West Coast performance. Look for additional performers to be announced soon.
Presented by independent hip hop pioneer MURS (Living Legends) in association with Guerilla Union (Rock The Bells, Cypress Hill SmokeOut), the PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. The festival is an all-day, all-ages event with multiple stages highlighting the most eminent and flourishing independent artists in hip hop.
Tickets for the Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival are available now via www.ticketfly.com. Guerilla Union advises fans to sign up for the official mailing list on www.paidduesfestival.com to receive the most up-to-date festival information and new announcements.
It’s here, y’all. Who’s going?
The PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL–presented by MURS (Living Legends) in association withGuerilla Union (Rock The Bells, Cypress Hill SmokeOut)–returns to Southern California for its seventh installment on Saturday, April 7, 2011 to the NOS Events Center as an all-day, all-ages event with multiple stages highlighting the most eminent and flourishing independent artists in hip hop. Set to headline this year’s festival is Staten Island’s legendary hip hop crew Wu-Tang Clan and Los Angeles’ 2011 breakthrough collective Odd Future. Additional artists performing over three stages will be announced shortly.
“I am honored this year to have two of the most impactful hip hop collectives in history headline this year’s Paid Dues,” notes festival founder and independent hip hop pioneer MURS. “Wu Tang entered the game in the early 90’s and changed everything. And Odd Future has already made an enormous impression in their own right and just a few years in. To have these two dynamic forces on the same stage on the same night is almost unimaginable but only right that it take place at Paid Dues. This and so much more to be announced in the upcoming weeks has me really looking forward to our 7th year of Paid Dues.”
Chang Weisberg, Guerilla Union head, adds: “This year’s Paid Dues will be historic. Getting Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future on the same stage for the first time is an epic billing. Add to that, having some of the greatest crews in Hip Hop on one stage is crazy. This will be our biggest, most ambitious Paid Dues ever.”
The Guerilla Union ticket pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, December 14 at 10:00am PST via Ticketfly.com. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Saturday, December 17 at 10am PST.
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Some of you have already seen a couple of campaigns of who you feel should be on the lineup for this year’s event. This year’s event will feature a few heavyweights! Make sure you check the list below. It’s going to be FIRE this year!