This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
July 28th, 2012
July 28th - The hip-hop star-studded “Rock The Bells Tour” pulled into New York City on this day in 2007.
“Rock The Bells”, which began in 2004 in California, as a mainly West Coast hip-hop festival, held its 2007 NYC edition, on Randall’s Island.
On the Guerilla Union Main Stage, fans were treated to performances by Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Nas, EPMD, Jedi Mind Tricks, The Coup, Pharoahe Monch, MF DOOM, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Blackaliscious, Hieroglyphics, Immortal Technique, The Coup, Jedi Mind Tricks, Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy.
Performing on the Paid Dues Independent Stage were Brother Ali, Lucky I Am, Felt, Living Legends, Blueprint, Sage Francis, Hangar 18, Cage, Grouch & Eligh and Mr. Lif.
The show on the main stage was hosted by Rahzel, Supernatural and Hi-Tek.
After the Saturday show sold out quickly at the box office, a second show was added for the next day on July 29th, featuring a similar line-up minus The Roots and The Coup, who were replaced by UGK and The Boot Camp Clik.