Murs 3:16 Announces Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop Festival Coming in March

The first ever performance by Felt, [Murs 3:16 (Living Legends) with Slug & Ant (Atmosphere)] will be among the highlights of Paid Dues, a new independent Hip-Hop festival.

Aesop Rock, Living Legends and EL-P will be among the acts taking the stage for the festival, which is the result of a partnership between rapper Murs 3:16 and Guerilla Union's Chang Weisberg, who spearheaded the Rock The Bells festival.

Paid Dues will take place Mar. 11 at the National Orange Show pavillion in San Bernadino, CA.

Murs came up with the idea for the Paid Dues festival as a way to offer something different for rap fans.

"After going on the Vans Warped Tour a few years back, I thought it would be great to do something similar for our fans-something outdoors during the day and at a great price, making it a refreshing change for our die-hard fans who are used to seeing us in the dark dank nightclubs. At the same time, it's a great and inexpensive introduction to live Hip-Hop for the young fans."

Other performers include Brother Ali, Cage, Grouch, Blueprint, 3MG, 2 MEX and Chingo Bling along with DJ Rhettmatic & Mr.Dibbs.

Paid Dues corresponds with the release of Murs' new album Murray's Revenge on Definitive Jux.

Tickets for Paid Dues, which go on sale Friday (Jan. 27), are $25.

On Monday (Jan. 30), tickets will be $30 and $35 at the door the day of the show. Limited VIP tickets are $85.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and various local Hip-Hop shops in the Southland area.

Murray's Revenge hits stores March 21.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for the festival, which ends at midnight.