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The twilight of the summer festival circuit is fast approaching, and hip-hop's foray into all the sweaty, sometimes expensive action — Rock the Bells — is just a few days away. As always, the lineup for this year's festivities spans across all sides of the genre, and Guerilla Union is offering up a schedule of performers varied enough for anyone to find something enjoyable to see at any time of the day.
You could be hyped up to see Dipset, and are currently sorting out your collection of variously colored bandanas and American flags to accessorize your outfit with. You might want to just get stoned and stagger to Bone Thugs, Method Man, Redman, and Kid Cudi. Perhaps you just want to indulge in your KDAY reveries with Xzibit, DJ Quik, and Ice Cube or pretend like you're listening to a live Power 106 broadcast with Wiz Khalifa, J Cole, E-40 and Too Short. Maybe you want to dig deep down into the poet's lounge lyricism with KRS-One, or get gully and take your ears to the street with Wu Block.
Or, you could just be in attendance to enjoy the swansong of the summer festival season and will end up bouncing between booths, places where they sell food and alcohol, and the areas where you hear “Rack City,” and “O.P.P.” All of that aside, there's at least five acts you shouldn't allow yourself to miss out on, regardless of where you may end up this weekend, and that is why we have compiled this list.
1. Killer Mike