Forget Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, etc. Rock the Bells has the most jaw-dropping lineup this summer. The annual roving hip-hop festival has an amazing lineup that looks like the Woodstock of Rap. For the second year in a row, Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline the fest with a full album performance of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, but that's only the beginning. Nine other classic hip-hop albums will also be performed at Rock the Bells, which will also boast an entire stage dedicated to the Wu-Tang Clan and more than two dozen of the best up-and-coming rappers in the game.
Two of the three discs in our personal Holy Trinity of hip-hop albums -- Nas' Illmatic and GZA's Liquid Swords -- will both be performed in full. (Unless B.I.G. gets resurrected to do Ready to Die, this is the closest we'll come to seeing the Trinity performed at one fest.) Nas is bringing along Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and AZ, whose verse on "Life's a Bitch" quickly wrote his ticket into rap history. OnRead More »from Rock the Bells ’11 Has the Best Hip-Hop Lineup Ever!