Hats off to Chang Weisburg & the Team at GUERILLA UNION for making history with their 10th edition of the legendary ROCK THE BELLS TOUR! If not alone for keeping the spirits of EAZY-E & ODB alive with incredible visual avatars, but with an explosive line-up from all corners of Hip Hop! Included in the highlights were strong sets by WU TANG CLAN, BONE THUGS n HARMONY, BLACK HIPPY (featuring KENDRICK LAMAR & the TDE crew), TECH N9NE, ASAP MOB, HOPSIN, JUICY J, TRINIDAD JAMES, E-40 / TOO SHORT, LACRAE, DIZZY WRIGHT, KRS-ONE, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE featuring CHINO XL, & YDB aka YOUNG DIRTY BASTARD.
First on & ending with his pop’s ‘hologram’, YDB rocked the festival in his first ever show with a smokin’ live band! “We plan to take this all over the world,” YDB exclaims, “to keep by fathers legacy alive & to grow my own!”
With a great mixtire of classic artists & young bucjs, ROCK THE BELLS gives something for everone they expect & add something new to go home being a new fan of. “We love the shows Chang & Guerilla Union put on,” states veteran TECH N9NE, “It’s always great vibes, top artists & a lot of fun!” Each day was concluded with the visualization program, EAZY-E the first night, joined by NWA’s DJ YELLA (fresh from the NWA Induction in the IES HIP HOP HONORS) on STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, BOYZ N THA HOOD & a collaboration with BONE on FOR THA LOVE OF $. Second night had ODB join WU TANG on their 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR for a fitting finale! HIP HOP is alive & well & growing, in the hands of GUERILLA UNION & their annual ROCK THE BELLS TOUR & PAID DUES Festival in So Cal. RTB rolls on to BAY AREA< WASHINGTON DC & NY / NJ! Keep tha BELLS Ringin’ & Rockin’!