One of the best yearly musical events is the Hip-Hop focused Paid Dues Festival. 2013's lineup was just announced and it includes De La Soul, Immortal Technique and Dom Kennedy, and more, and is headlined by Cali rhyme collective Black Hippy.
Although they may be signed to Interscope Records via Top Dawg Entertainment, the Black Hippy crew is in line with the indie spirit of Paid Dues. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock will rep the TDE movement while the rest of the just announced performers are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, De La Soul, Hopsin, Joey Bada$$ and Grouch & Eligh.
This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as performers go with more to be announced in January. The 2012 Paid Dues Festival was headlined by both Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future.
Presented by MURS 3:16 and Guerilla Union, the Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop Festival will feature three stages and goes down Saturday, March 30th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. You cop tickets, that range from $76 to $186 right here.
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