Rock The Bells returns for its 10 Year Anniversary with a line up that is sure to attract hip-hop fans across generations. The festival will kick off at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California on September 7 and 8 and make its way to Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on September 14 and 15. The tour will continue on the east coast with new festival sites at RFK Festival Grounds in Washington D.C. on September 28 and 29, and at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey on October 4 and 5. Current superstars such as Kid Cudi, Big KRIT, Tyler the Creator and rap super-group Black Hippy will be sharing the stage with old favorites like Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim and Bone Thugs N Harmony for what will be one of the most memorable hip-hop concerts in recent history. If the big names weren't enough, we will also get a chance to see other very talented artists like Talib Kweli and Dilated Peoples who have gained much respect among the biggest names in hip-hop. Another unique feature of this concert series is that it will feature virtual performances from the Godfather of Gangster Rap, the late Eazy-E, and Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan. This has received approval by their families of course. Virtual performances are sure to have their share of critics but there is no doubting they will expose these artists to a new set of fans who will also have a chance to appreciate their music like we did. Who would you like to see added to line up? Do you think virtual performances are a tribute to the artist or a gimmick? Tell us what you think! For more info, visit RockTheBells.net and watch MC Supernatural announce the line up below.
Flex & Sha Prince otherwise known as The Antiheroes are readying up for their upcoming release This Is FreeDUMB and in turn are startin to drop some new tracks. This time going in over Pusha & Tyler's "Trouble On My Mind" beat produced by The Neptunes. Keep a lookout for these two to pop up on the upcoming The Come Up Show MIXTAPE coming out soon! Download: The Antiheroes - Trouble
Once again the OFWGKTA clan will be taking off on a big ass tour (while only hitting our side of the border twice) so make sure you mark the respective dates on your calender if you're in these areas. September 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues September 30 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield October 2 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue October 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market October 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue October 8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre October 9 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre October 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre October 12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue October 14 – Chicago, IL – Metro October 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts October 16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre October 18 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy October 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 October 21 – Boston, MA – Royale October 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer October 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club October 24 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar October 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle October 28 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage October 30 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest October 31 – Miami, FL – Fillmore November 2 – Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor November 3 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham November 6 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest November 8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
This nice little expose is Odd Future's first huge major huge huge MAJOR interview. After the Jimmy Fallon insanity, MTV has no choice really, other than to cover them. My favourite part of the video may be a small spotlight on Odd Future's Syd, who does all the behind-the-scenes production and engineering with Tyler, The Creator. She talks about her Dad's reservations about her flying with Odd Future even though they say some touchy stuff about women. She responded, smiling: "But, that's what I do, I slap bitches Dad." Tyler also gets inspirational and talks about what it means to be a "fucking unicorn" or a "fucking table." "As long as you believe that's what you are," he shrugs, "we're good."
Andrew from Potholes pointed out this morning that the posts with the most hits over there today are "Tyler The Creator," "Earl Sweatshirt" "MellowHype" "Frank Ocean" and "Domo Genesis," proof that everybody is finally catching onto the Odd Future phenomenon. The final nail holding down the coffin lid was a TV appearance, and Jimmy Fallon was the braver of the lot-- or maybe the one with the highest bid-- that got to host a little chunk of history in the making. The Roots played along with Tyler and Hodgy Beats for a sludged out "Sandwitches" (which is now available on iTunes), Mos Def shows up at the end yelling #SWAG! #SWAG! #SWAG! into the camera (recall Mos showed up to the very first Odd Future performance in NYC in a suave leopard hat though left half way through after muttering something about how they're yelling into the mics too much), and after swarming around the set like a locust Tyler jumps up onto Jimmy from behind and piggy backs him till the credits roll in.We knew this day was coming: "E'rybody hollerin' n' screamin out WOLF GANG!" Click below to watch the performance. (And PS: scan that code with your iphone QR reader or Blackberry).