Rock The Bells 2010 Lineup
Overdose on the Gods and Goddesses of hip-hop with the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup. If you were lucky enough to witness the awesome that was the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup you were lucky enough to see some of the most influential artists in hip-hop perform their classic albums in their entirety. The acts that made this list of the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the amount of talent that created the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup. The Rock the Bells 2010 lineup was a once in a lifetime event that showcased everything that makes hip-hop a cultural force to be reckoned with.
- Snoop Dogg There were a lot of great acts on the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup, but by far one of the highlights of the event was Snoop Dogg performing his debut album “Doggy Style” in it’s entirety. When “Doggy Style” dropped in 1993, it put Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records on the map and has gone down in history as a must own classic hip-hop album. If you didn’t get to see Snoop Dogg perform this album back in the day, the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup was your second chance to relive the awesomeness of your youth and Snoop Dogg at his finest.
- A Tribe Called Quest When the good folks at Rock the Bells announced this part of the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup, eclectic hip-hop heads all over the country ran to their computers to score tickets to see Q-Tip (better known to some as The Abstract) and Phife Dogg spit rhymes with Ali Shaeed on the wheels of steel performing “Midnight Marauders” in it’s entirety. If you only listen to one A Tribe Called Quest album, it needs to be “Midnight Marauders”. “Award Tour” is the perfect song to listen to on a long road trip or if you just want to nod your head to tight beats and think about where life is taking you. And you would have to be dead if you can listen to “Oh My God” and not want to get up and dance.
- Wu-Tang Clan The Rock the Bells 2010 lineup marked one of the rare occasions where all of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan were together one stage to perform their classic “ Enter the 36 Chambers”. This album was just a wee glimpse of the insane amount of talent the is embodied in the Wu-Tang Clan. It was a first look at what a brilliant composer RZA would later evolve into. This performance reminded you why there are few people that are more exciting on the mic than Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. As awesome as this performance must have been, it just wasn’t the same without the rough and ready of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, but ODB was there in spirit as his oldest son Boy Jones took the mic to fill in for his late dad.
- KRS-One It’s time to drop some serious knowledge with this part of the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup. While his solo efforts haven’t lived up to the commercial success of his work with Boogie Down Productions, that hasn’t stopped KRS-One from dropping his special blend of heart pounding beats and socially conscious lyrics on the masses. KRS-One isn’t about the b*tches or the bling. He isn’t the kind of artist that strives to make people think he’s hard by bragging about a life of crime that he may or may not have lived, instead KRS-One is about uplifting the hip-hop community through the power of education and music.
- Ms. Lauryn Hill It doesn’t matter if shes feeling subdued or if she’s in the mood to get nutty, one thing you can always count on when Ms. Lauryn Hill takes the stage is it’s going to be one hell of a show. For her part of the Rock the Bells 2010 lineup she was tasked to perform her classic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in it’s entirety. While she did perform some tracks from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” Ms. Hill took this opportunity to wow the crowd with her newer material.