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.
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.
"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
Dipset (Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freeky Zekey)
Boot Camp Clik
Hosted By: DJ Bizzy and Hollywood Holt
Dues Paid Stage
Tiron & Ayomari
Hosted By: DJ Mark Luv and Noa James
Monster Energy Stage hosted by Grind Time
Alchemist vs Action Bronson & Oh No
RA The Rugged Man
Hosted By: Grindtime Now