Rap icons Nas and Lauryn Hill headline the upcoming Rock The Bells festivals.
The 2011 Rock The Bells series will also feature Raekwon Ghostface and Cypress Hill. The rappers along with R&B singer Erykah Badu, will perform their groundbreaking albums in full.
Lauryn Hill is slated to perform her multi-platinum album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, while Nas will perform his breakthrough album Illmatic, with guests AZ, Pete Rock and DJ Premier.
“For years people have been asking me to do Illmatic in so many ways, from stage plays to movies to books, but the time wasn’t right,” Nas said. Where music is going now, the time is right. This will be my biggest production and it only makes sense to do it on the best rap tour which also happens to be a brand I’ve built and am a partner in. Can’t wait to kill it with my comrades AZ, Premo & Pete Rock!”
Cypress Hill will hit the stage when they perform their 1993 album Black Sunday, while Mos Def and Talib Kweli as Blackstar will perform there self-titled debut album.
Raekwon and Ghostface have teamed up to perform Rae’s critically acclaimed album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.