Look, I’m just as annoyed about these rumors as you are. But unless my eyes deceive me, it’s become clear that Lauryn Hill and A Tribe Called Quest will actually be performing at this year’s Rock the Bells. Hill is listed solely as a special guest and will only be on the bill in select cities, but apparently Tribe is performing Midnight Marauders, aka one of my favorite albums ever, in its entirety. Joining Hill on the select cities tip is Snoop Dogg, who will tackle all of Doggystyle with Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Lady of Rage and RBX. Also, DJ Premier will be spinning an entire set’s worth of Gang Starr material to honor Guru, who passed away just two months ago.
My excitement for this year’s Rock the Bells just increased tenfold. Check out the full lineup here.