Boost Mobile and Guerilla Union hosted a star-studded event at Hollywood’s House of Blues Wednesday night to announce the lineup for their 2012 Rock The Bells Festival Series. Supernatural rapped a four-minute freestyle of the ridiculously talented roster of headliners over an impromptu live beat-box from DJ Quik to an enthusiastic crowd; with many of the list’s all-stars sitting right behind him.
The lyrical listing included 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Atmosphere, Big Daddy Kane, Dipset, E-40 and Too Short, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, J. Cole, Missy Elliott and Timbaland, and Salt & Peppa.
Full of famous faces, legends and newbies, mainstream headliners and indie heroes, Rock The Bells looks like the most epic hip hop line-up of the year.
Supernatural went on to announce the newbies like Schoolboy Q, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, along with veterans Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Naughty By nature, Method Man & Redman, Prodigy, Kid Cudi, Bone Thugs –N- Harmony, among others.
We caught up with Murs backstage to talk about his involvement in the festival. “I will be performing with Fashawn, we’re working on a record, we’ll be promoting two EPs, one will come out at the beginning of the festival. I’m happy Rock The Bells is stepping up, I’m excited about the line up,” he said. He also revealed that he had a lot to do with linking up some of the stellar set list, and recalled how he helped usher into the limelight this year’s “Goldenboy,” Kendrick Lamar. “Last year Kendrick Lamar was on this stage right here and everyone looked at him like he was nobody. Now if he came up here there would be a riot at the House of Blues. He’s a headliner.”
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