Friday, January 26, 2007

NEW CA FEST: Paid Dues Indie Hip-Hop Fest w/ Jean Grae, Blackalicious, Murs, Mr. Lif, more

Mainstream, commercial Hip-Hop not as interesting to you as it used to be? I totally know how you feel. But there's no denying that there's an underground, independent realm of Hip-Hop that's still driving the genre forward, producing some of the more unique artists we've seen. And that's exactly what Paid Dues Festival organizer, Murs, set out to prove with the first fest last year in LA. It was such a success that he's decided to turn it into an annual event, and eventually even a national tour.

San Bernardino's Nos Events Center will play host to the second annual Paid Dues Festival, on March 24. Here's the deets from their press peeps...

Presented by MURS 3:16 in association with Guerilla Union, PAID DUES promises to prove itself as the premiere festival for independent hip-hop with billing that includes talents like Felt, Sage Francis, Brother Ali and more.

2007 PAID DUES line-up
FELT (MURS [Living Legends] w/ Slug & Ant [Atmosphere]), SAGE FRANCIS, BROTHER ALI, BLACKALICIOUS, JEAN GRAE, VISIONARIES, MR LIF, CAGE, ZION I & THE GROUCH, DEVIN THE DUDE, EVIDENCE w/ ALCHEMIST, PIGEON JOHN, LOS NATIVOS, and HANGAR 18 with DJ's MR LEN and MAJI.  The event will be hosted by LUCKY I AM and surprise guests are in the works.    "
It's not just an event.  It's an experience," states organizer Murs, "…a family reunion of sorts for the independent hip- hop community."

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 2nd for $30.00.

>> Mr. Lif

1 comment:

eeeeeemail said...

You're forgetting about one of those most memorable Hip Hop festivals to hit California in recent years.  We the People Festival. Last years show was a huge success so for sure I'll be attending again.  

Check it out