The 8th annual touring rap festival Rock The Bells announced it's lineup today, and it will be headlined by Lauryn Hill who coincidentally celebrates her 36th birthday today. Though Hill has been notoriously shy of the spotlight, she will not only be returning to the festival (she delivered one of last year's most applauded acts) but she will be performing her landmark album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety.
Ms. Lauryn Hill will be joined by several other artists who will be performing classic albums in their entirety. The roster includes Nas performing Illmatic, Mos Def and Talib Kweli performing their Black Star album, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah doing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Mobb Deep performing The Infamous, Cypress Hill doing Black Sunday, and GZA doing Liquid Swords.
Lauryn Hill and crew will be joined by artists including Erykah Badu and Immortal Technique who will not be performing live albums in full, as well as more guests that the website promises will be announced soon. The show will be hosted by RZA and will span four dates, two on each coast:
08-20 Los Angeles, CA - San Miguel Amphitheater
08-27 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
09-03 New York, NY - Governor's Island
09-10 Boston, MA - TBA