Four of hip-hop’s greatest albums will be performed in their entirety at this year’s Rock the Bells Festival, which will hit up four cities in August. Headliners The Wu-Tang Clan will revisit their 1993 classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chamber); KRS-One will dig deep into his 1987 LP Criminal Minded; Rakim will deliver Paid in Full and Slick Rick will tell all of his 1988 album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. Filling out the bill, which typically features some of the biggest names in rap, include Tom Morello’s Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs and 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa and Clipse, Immortal Technique and more.
More “surprise performances” will be announced, but URB Magazine is reporting that Lauryn Hill will revisit her landmark (and only) studio album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The rumors seem likely: Hill is confirmed to headline at Santa Rosa, California’s Harmony Festival on June 13th, marking a rare live performance by the enigmatic Fugees singer.
The four-date fest will kick off August 21st in Los Angeles before visiting San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 22nd. Rock the Bells will then move to East Coast for a New York date on August 28th and a Washington, D.C. date on August 29th.. Ticket information for all four shows will be announced soon on the Rock the Bells official site.