The full lineup for Murs' Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival 2011 was announced today (January 31st) with the addition of rappers Bun B. E-40, Nipsey Hu$$le, Sage Francis, dead prez and others.
The new artists join a Hip-Hop heavy roster of artists that includes Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Asher Roth and Nottz as Rawth, Krizz Kaliko, Tabi Bonney, DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken, DJ Exile vs. Blu, Bambu and Planet Asia and others.
“It is with great pride that I announce E-40 will be headlining the ‘Dues Paid’ stage," Murs said. "As far as independent rap goes, he was the first to get his label major distribution. From Master P to El-P, he pioneered the artist/CEO business model in Hip-Hop.”
Additionally, The Black Hippy Collective, which features Jay Rock, Ab Soul, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q will hit the stage on the West coast themed 'Dues Paid' tour.
“Individually they are a force to be reckoned with, but collectively they have to be my favorite group in the world right now," said Murs.
This year's festival, which is being in produced with Guerilla Union, will have three stages with over 40 live performances.
In addition to the main stage and the "Dues Paid" stage, there will be a "Grind Time Now" stage by the rap battle league Grind Time Now, that will incorporate rap battles.
To drum up more hype for the tour, Murs himself will embark on "The Road to Paid Dues Tour," which is a 35-date tour across the United States and Canada that will kick off on February 17th and make its final stop at the start of the Paid Dues Festival.
“Now more than ever, it’s important to have a live music platform like our Paid Dues festival, which showcases the best and brightest that independent Hip-Hop to offer," said Guerilla Union's Chang Weisberg. "If you want a pulse on what’s happening in Hip-Hop Paid Dues is a true barometer. Murs has done an amazing job bringing together new and emerging artists as well as the most established pioneers in the business.”
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I know yall waitin on the album but the last thing I need is a verse from drake and the album is complete. So find drake and tell him to hurry the hell up and finish the verse Hahahahaaaa #twitterbomb. By the way the song with drake on it is the next single as well so that’s why I haven’t dropped a new single yet. Jus lettin you know.
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"See, you told me I would lose but I won/ I might cop a million Jimmy Choo's just for fun," Minaj raps on the track. " 'Cause bitches couldn't take what was in me/ Australia, Sydney, might run up in Disney/ Out in L.A. with Lindsay/ Got the eye of the tiger, the lion of Judah/ Now it's me in my time, it's just me in my prime."
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