RZA and GZA bring the Ruckas to Rock the Bells Launch Party

25 May

Photo by Jesse Solorio

It really doesn’t make sense to use a Power Point presentation when the world’s greatest freestyle rapper is in the building. MC Supernatural broke down the upcoming 2010 Rock the Bells tour lineup with an impressive three-minute freestyle rap highlighting the tours headlining acts.

“It’s so hip, it’s so real, and here the comes the danger  — and then we go to the 36 Chambers.”

If you’re a rap fan, that can only mean one thing — Wu-Tang Clan is back. The eight remainng members of the super group will hit the road this summer to perform their ground-breaking album “Enter the Wu-Tang Clan — 36 Chambers” in its entirety.

This year’s tour includes a number of rappers focusing on a single album as part of the tour. Rakim has signed on to play his entire “Paid in Full” record, circa 1987, while hip hop professor KRS-One will perform his “Criminal Minded” album from the same year.

And if that wasn’t enough, promoter Chang Weisberg from promotion firm Guerrilla Union confirmed that UK rap legend Slick Rick will be joining the tour to perform the 1989 classic “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick.”

“I’ve never as a promoter dictacted what songs an artist will play. I don’t want to contrive anything, but we told Rick that if Pink Floyd was going to do “The Wall,” then Rock The Bells thinks we should do the “…Adventures of Slick Rick” and he said yes right away,” said Weisberg.

The bill will have about 10 other rappers in support roles, including Murs, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali, DJ Muggs, Big Sean and Yelawolf.

This year, the tour will only hit four cities: Los Angeles (8/21); San Francisco (8/22); New York (8/28) and Washington D.C. (8/29).

Chang said he hoped to lengthen the tour to two days by 2011 and maybe include a camping component. As for future talent, Weisburg revealed that his agency missed out on securing one hip hop group that he might go after again in 2011.

“I really wanted to book Run DMC, but it just didn’t work out,” said Weisburg.

One the web: rockthebells.net


4 Responses to “RZA and GZA bring the Ruckas to Rock the Bells Launch Party”

  1. Tina Osorio May 28, 2010 at 3:10 am #

    Heh I am actually the only comment to your great read?!

    • venuestoday May 28, 2010 at 4:54 am #

      Yeah, well that just proves you’re a trend setter. Thanks for the love!


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