News: Raekwon, Jay Electronica, Ice Cube & More To Take Over Paid Dues Festival

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 5:15PM

Written by Biz Jones

Raekwon, Jay Electronica, Ice Cube, Freeway and more have been chosen to perform at the upcoming Paid Dues this spring.

The event will also feature renowned rap acts including Dilated Peoples and Del Tha Funky Homosapien.

Paid Dues 2010: Ice Cube, Murs & 9th Wonder, Tech N9ne & Raekwon, Tha Dogg Pound, Jay Electronica, Dilated Peoples, Psycho Realm & Necro, People Under The Stairs, Freeway & Jake One, Random Axe, R.A. The Rugged Man, Strong Arm Steady and more. (Guerilla Union)

The event is scheduled to take place this April.

Hosted by radio personality Angela Yee, DJ Wonder, and others the Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival will take place in San Bernadino, California on April 3, 2010. Presented by Guerilla Union and Murs 3:16, the Paid Dues festival is one of the biggest festivals showcasing independent Hip Hop. (Hip Hop DX)

Last year's event featured a lyrical line-up of rappers.

Rapper Murs, who curates the Guerilla Union-sponsored indie rap event, has tapped Minneapolis' Atmosphere and Brother Ali, as well as Kansas City's Tech N9ne, to lead the bill. Others on the roster include Living Legends, B-Real, LMNO, Grouch & Eligh, Cage, Blu & Exile, DJ Val the Vandal, Eyedea & Abilities, Verbs and the Bayliens. (Los Angeles Times)

Boot Camp Clik's Buckshot previously spoke with SOHH about performing on the Rock the Bells/Paid Dues tour last summer.

"On the Rock the Bells tour, you got individuals who make decisions," Buck said in a phone interview. "Everybody got their own way of judging sh*t. It's just no way Slaughterhouse sold more records than Talib Kweli, but Slaughterhouse is going on after Talib Kweli. Motherf*ckers don't know why people be so [concerned] with who goes on first...They got two stages going on, it's so f*cked up because one crowd tried to go over and watch Wu-Tang and they try to watch Buckshot and KRS-One at the same time. And these people paid their money to see them...Rock The Bells is two different stages, one is accessible and the other is the main stage, something they call Paid Dues and then Rock The Bells...I earned my way to be here, nobody give Buckshot a motherf*cking thing...They have this fake a** thing called "show fanbase." Get outta here. Fanbase is a fanbase. People like Damian Marley and Nas are gonna headline the mainstage and that's cool..but for the background motherf*ckers, when Nas is on that stage....and I come on after, I get that same reaction. Selling records is something different." (Gamertag Radio)

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