Rock the Bells L.A. in Pics (Part 3 - The Finale)
Hats off to Guerilla Union for putting on a memorable Rock the Bells this year. Not only did it see the use of Eazy-E and ODB digital re-creations, but there was a real nice variety of Hip-Hop acts ranging from underground to mainstream, whether they were new, established or legendary. Fans braved the 100 degree weather and long hours in San Bernardino County to share a bond with their favorite artists and hopefully many got to experience that and create memories that will always be cherished. It's one thing to hear an artist on your iPod or car sound system, but to be able to see and hear one live in the midst of other people that enjoy their music just as much as you do, really takes it to another level. For myself, it was yet another much needed reminder of why I fell in love with Hip-Hop in the first place as I watched Tech N9ne perform "Einstein," Dilated Peoples perform "Worst comes to Worst," the Jurassic 5 harmonize in unison, legends like Rakim, KRS-One, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh lay out the blueprints upon which Hip-Hop was built, and new stars like Black Hippy, YG, A$AP Rocky, Dom Kennedy and J. Cole showing us why they are the future. Of course the cherry on top of the cake was having legendary groups like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and the Wu-Tang Clan take us all back down memory lane with classic jams upon classic jams. A big thank you goes out to Guerilla Union and their staff for allowing AllHipHop.com to be a part of it all and letting us do our thing. Check out our final picture Gallery of Rock the Bells below! We've got Rapsody, 9th Wonder, Deltron 3030, Prof, Dizzy Wright, Freeway, Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs, Joey Badass, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, Rakim, A$AP Rocky, Dom Kennedy, Hopsin, Lecrae, Dilated Peoples, Trinidad James, J. Cole and last but not least, The Wu-Tang Clan. 'Til next year! Picture credits: Tim Sanchez, Michael Marshall and Vic Lawrence for AllHipHop.com.