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Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future pay their dues at upcoming hip-hop fest

Hip-hop pioneer and activist Murs, in conjunction with Guerilla Union, have set up a collaboration between old-school and new-school for their upcoming festival featuring headlining acts the Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future.

Hip-hop pioneer and activist Murs, in conjunction with Guerilla Union, have set up a collaboration between old-school and new-school for their upcoming festival featuring headlining acts the Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future.

The seventh installment of the Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival will take place April 7 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA and will showcase more than 50 artists on three stages including Dipset, Three 6 Mafia, Brother Ali, Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller, among others. See the complete lineup below.

Over the years the annual festival has become known as a safe and diverse place for independent hip-hop artists to express their ideas and beliefs. This year's incarnation has been devoted to showcasing artists from the past and their present-day counterparts.

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"It's crazy enough that there's fans of Wu-Tang that have kids who are fans of Odd Future. My dream was to bring them together," Murs said in a recent interview with HipHopDX. "The kids could be like, 'Wow, dad, this is why you like Wu-Tang? I get it.' Maybe the father or the mother will be like, 'Yo, this is why you like Odd Future? I get it.' Because I've seen them both live. They're very different and they're different people, but the energy of that many people rapping and the family feel of it is the same."

To commemorate the launch of MyTunes Pro HD for iPad and iPhone, SRS Labs will be giving away an all-expense paid trip for two to the show, a side-stage pass to the performance of your choice, with a chance to meet Murs. To be considered, you must download the app. For more information about the contest, visit the festival's website, which also provides information on tickets, the lineup and lodgings.

PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL LINEUP

Paid Dues Stage
Wu-Tang Clan
Odd Future
Dipset (Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freeky Zekey)
Living Legends
Hieroglyphics
Boot Camp Clik
Doomtree
Swimteam
Oldominion
Surf Club
Hosted By: DJ Bizzy and Hollywood Holt

Dues Paid Stage
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Quik
Dilated Peoples
Psycho Realm
Crooked I
Ras Kass
Blue Scholars
Self Scientific
Ab Soul
Overdoz
Tayf3rd
Tiron & Ayomari
Los Rakas
Trek Life
K-Flay
Moe Green
Curtis King
Reverie
Hosted By: DJ Mark Luv and Noa James

Monster Energy Stage hosted by Grind Time
Mac Miller
Brother Ali
3-6 Mafia
Lecrae
Alchemist vs Action Bronson & Oh No
Mac Lethal
Psalm One
RA The Rugged Man
Rapsody
Alexander Split
Hosted By: Grindtime Now

 

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