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LL Cool J has announced The F.O.R.C.E (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy) Live Tour, which he will be headlining along with The Roots and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The lineup for the 24-date concert tour features some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, which include Queen Latifah, Rakim, Slick Rick and more.


Taking to IG to announce this year's lineup, ROCK THE BELLS will be hosted by Roxanne Shanté and will feature performances by the likes of LL Cool J, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, N.O.R.E, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, Jadakiss, The Diplomats, and Ice Cube. 


This week, the Queens Hip-Hop legend announced the ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL coming later this summer in the rapper's home borough.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, finally united, are looking to impact the game yet again in a major way. Hip-Hop Wired had an opportunity to speak with group members Bizzy Bone and Flesh-N-Bone about the biggest moment of their year: resurrecting Eazy-E in hologram form at the West Coast shows of the Rock The Bells Festival.


Sad news for east coast Hip-Hop fans looking to get their annual festival fix at Rock The Bells. According to XXL and Ticketmaster’s web site, both the New York City and Washington D.C. shows have been canceled because of poor ticket sales.

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Action Bronson saw the bad end of a routine bodily function over the weekend. According to a series of tweets from the rapper, a sneeze caused a back injury that left him unable to perform at Rock The Bells over the weekend.


Rock The Bells is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary the right way, and by right, we mean a reintroduction of the posthumous performance. The revelation was made earlier today when Guerilla Union announced this year’s official lineup, which surprisingly featured Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E as performers.

Nas, News, Video

While a lot of the North East coasts’ rap fanbase was up in Philadelphia for the Made In America festival, the other chunk of hip-hop heads were in New Jersey for Rock The Bells. Artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan, Curren$y, Murs & Fashawn, and plenty of others touched the stage, it was Nas’ set that stole the show. Nas, […]

E-40, News, Video

Bay Area veterans E-40 and Too $hort might’ve musically supplied the Bay Area community for years as well as provide a cultural blueprint for new generations to model themselves after,  but allegedly the city of Mountain View doesn’t believe that’s enough to bill them on for the Rock the Bells tour. In an interview with Fuse, […]

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As a New York native, DMX has a special place in his heart for the city that never sleeps, and will use his next album to pay tribute to the Big Apple. X’s forthcoming  Undisputed release is slated to drop on Sept. 11, in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of over […]

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When Drake crowned himself the only rapper to “successfully” mix rapping and singing, the Young Money rapper was raked over the social media coals—but not everyone was upset. While some, noted DMX, as one of the many artists to pave the way for Drake’s love of infusing harmony with his rap lyrics, the New York […]

Hit-Boy, News, Video

Hit-Boy’s career  is still moving at a lightning pace, and the West Coaster is enjoying the ride. Having already snagged a major production credit on last year’s Watch the Throne, 2012 has been about Hit-Boy’s rap dreams, a move which has been equally well received by the mainstream. After dropping his HITStory mixtape a couple of […]