LL Cool J Announces Return Of Rock The Bells Festival, With Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Lil Kim & More

Written by on April 4, 2022

The final iteration of the Rock The Bells Pageant occurred roughly a decade in the past, then primarily disappeared. There was a motive for that.

Hip Hop legend and Hall Of Famer LL Cool J would file a lawsuit in opposition to its unique organizers, Guerilla Union, for his or her use of his 1985 Radio single for the identify. He would win the swimsuit in 2019, and can be given the identify for him to make use of. His SiriusXM radio station can be launched shortly after.

Now, LL is bringing again the Rock The Bells Pageant as a day-long celebration of hip hop tradition. Going down on August 6 at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, the competition will embody reside performances, interactive experiences, artwork displays, meals, trend and rather more.

On his SXM present this morning (April 4), LL introduced the preliminary lineup of performances: DJ  Z-Journey, Ice Dice, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, The Diplomats, Fats Joe and Remy Ma, Jadakiss, Scarface, Trina, N.O.R.E, and Digable Planets, with extra to be introduced. The competition might be hosted by Roxanne Shanté, DJ Mister Cee, and DJ Scratch.

“This competition is my method of exhibiting like to the neighborhood of Hip-Hop and celebrating the unimaginable journey this tradition has taken, going from DJ Kool Herc’s Sedgwick Avenue rec room, to the worldwide phenomenon all of us cherish at present,” LL stated in an announcement. “Attending to deliver a number of the most iconic and influential Hip-Hop artists to the identical stage, in my hometown and the town that began all of it, is an honor and I can’t wait for everybody to see what we now have in retailer for them.”

“The Rock The Bells competition goes to be totally different from another competition you’ve attended, bringing nice folks, nice vibes, and nice music collectively to symbolize and have a good time the originality and greatness of Hip-Hop,” added Roxanne. “With me as your host, you’re assured to have a pleasant day making Hip-Hop recollections from nightfall until daybreak.”

Tickets will go on sale April 8.

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