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Wu-Tang, Slick Rick, Rakim head Rock the Bells ’10

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    Rock the Bells, the annual hip-hop traveling music festival, will return this summer for its 7th edition. And though yesterday’s rumors of a headline appearance featuring Lauryn Hill performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill did not come to fruition, the “leaked” info did get this year’s theme right: classic hip-hop acts performing classic hip-hop albums.

    Rock the Bells 2010 will feature Wu-Tang Clan performing Enter the 36th Chamber, Rakim performing Paid in Full, KRS-One performing Criminal Minded, and Slick Rick performing The Great Adventures Of. Other acts scheduled to take part in the festivities include Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, and Wiz Khalifa. For a full list of confirmed acts, click here. And it probably goes without saying that even more will be added in the weeks to come.

    Update: The tour announcement also mentions “special guest” Lauryn Hill, but does not elaborate on what role the former Fugees and solo star will play on the tour (via MTV).

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    Currently, Rock the Bells 2010 stops have been announced for Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC. Ticket information is still forthcoming.

    Rock the Bells 2010:
    08/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ NOS Events Center
    08/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shorline Ampitheatre
    08/28 – New York, NY @ Governors Island
    08/29 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

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