“Rock The Bells” Announces Hip-Hop Heavy Lineup, Lupe Fiasco Not Included
The lineup for the “Rock the Bells” music festival has been announced and includes hip-hop heavyweights from the past, present and future. But one “typo” has created some confusion about the bill.
The festival will be a two-day event for the first time in its nine-year history. The extra day brings a grouping of artists from different eras and regions. New York City veteran rapper, Nas, is on the bill with Compton, California newcomer Kendrick Lamar. On-fire present-day spitters such as 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and J. Cole, will rock the same stage as luminaries such as Naughty By Nature and Salt-N-Pepa.
But not every rapper on the bill will actually be on the stage. Lupe Fiasco, who performed at the festival in years past, was listed on the flyer. But he announced via Twitter that it was a “typo,” and that he would not be on the set.
Not doing Rock The Bellz…thats a typo fam and friends…#FreedomAintFreeMAY22
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) May 16, 2012
The show is scheduled to kick-off August 19 and 20 in San Bernardino, CA. Go here for full list of performers and dates.
–E. Parker, CBS Local