Rock the Bells 2011: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill and Black Star Performing Whole Albums

This year's hip-hop festival Rock the Bells pushes something Pitchfork and ATP has tried before to the hilt: Nine of its headlining acts will perform their groundbreaking albums in full.

The one everyone will be frothing at the mouth to hear? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Ms. Lauryn herself. And then it's a toss-up between Nas' 1994 album Illmatic and Black Star's  Mos Def & Talib Kweli' are Black Star.
The festival kicks off in SoCal on Aug. 20 at
San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore. Who else will be there, you ask? Cypress Hill is recreating Black Sunday, GZA is doing Liquid Swords again, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are doing Only Built for Cuban Linx, Mobb Deep is doing The Infamous, Souls of Mischief are performing 93 till Infinity and Masta Killa will play No Said Date. The festival will be hosted by The RZA, MURS 3:16, and Supernatural.

The Guerilla Union pre-sale will go on at
June 3 at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The general on-sale starts on June 4.
Visit for the exact lineup per city.

Here's the complete lineup:

Lauryn Hill: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Nas: Illmatic w/ AZ, Pete Rock and DJ Premier

Cypress Hill: Black Sunday

Erykah Badu *

Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah: Only Built for Cuban Linx

Mobb Deep: The Infamous

The Gza: Liquid Swords

Immortal Technique


Mac Miller *

Curren$y *

Souls of Mischief: 93 till Infinity

Black Moon

Childish Gambino

Blu and Exile


Random Axe *

Mastah Killah: No Said Date



Freddie Gibbs

Roc Marciano

*only performing select dates

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