The Sixth Annual PAID DUES Festival was a resounding success & is the best independent hip hop festival in the world! With 3 stages of non-stop action, PAID DUES delivered bigtime for the Hip Hop heads, loving the 40+ artists! Included in the line-up was the reunion performance of Mos Def & Talib Kweli as BLACK STAR, the red hot battle rappers in SLAUGHTERHOUSE, the force that is IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, the Southern OG BUN B, the lyrical genius CHINO XL, the slang master E-40, the political rappers DEAD PREZ, Asher Roth & Nottz as RAWTH, & festival co-founder MURS, among many others! With a beautiful outdoor setting, nice California weather, & hip hop lovers paradise of exhibits, stages, freestylin’ & full blown stage shows – PAID DUES was a 360 degree experience for Hip Hop lovers!

 

Other highlights were Tech N9ne cohort KRIZZ KALIKOW in his high energy show & DJ MUGGS in his collaboration with Psycho Realm’s SICK JACKEN, BAMBU & PLANET ASIA, & Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz in their duo HEAVY METAL KINGS!  Hats off to Chang at GUERILLA UNION for a great show & their support for independent artists!  We’ll be there to review their ROCK THE BELLS, SMOKEOUT & SPRING GATHERING events!  Who needs LIVE NATION when you got the REAL DEAL with Guerilla Union!  Can’t wait for PAID DUES 7!

Originally posted 2011-04-20 23:54:08.