Run DMC, The Roots Added to 2023 Rock The Bells Festival Lineup

Run DMC, The Roots Added to 2023 Rock The Bells Festival Lineup

Published Mon, July 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

The already stacked Rock The Bells Festival lineup just got even more exciting. Hip-Hop icons, Run DMC, have been added to the lineup, as well as The Roots, who will now back LL COOL J with DJ Z-Trip during their set.

The lineup for the anticipated festival, curated by LL COOL J, the founder of Rock The Bells, also features Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Ludacris, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Rakim, Yo-Yo, Redman + Method Man, Roxanne Shanté Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte MC Sha-Rock,Boot Camp Clik, Swizz Beatz with special guests, Cold Crush Brothers, and Salt-N-Pepa.

Besides the recent additions to the lineup, Rock The Bells and Boot Camp Clik have partnered for a limited edition, exclusive merch drop, celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop. Boot Camp Clik will also be performing at the Rock The Bells Festival on August 5th in Queens, NY, and the merch drop comes on the heels of the release of BCC's new highly-anticipated single and video, also created in partnership with Rock The Bells, "Wotcha Call Strength." The high-energy release marked their first single or video in 16 years.

Furthermore, Rock The Bells and Bowery Presents are teaming up with Impulse Nation, Kool Herc Productions, King Addies, and the Jamaica Music Conference to orchestrate FAAWUD, which aims to fuse the Hip-Hop and Reggae Dancehall communities, exploring and showcasing the impact of Jamaican Sound System Culture on Hip-Hop. The event is set to take place on Aug. 11 at NYC's Webster Hall.

"This event means much more than a collaboration. It feels like we are embarking on a historic movement for Jamaica, USA and the world," DJ Kool Herc told Rock The Bells.

Grab your tickets to the 2023 Rock The Bells Festival at now.

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