By Shaheem Reid
It’s beautiful out in LA right now. Sway and I hit LAX this morning and ran straight into Common. All three of us kept talking about how excited we were for this Rock the Bells tour.
See, Guerrilla Union’s RTB show transplants us back to a time that was so special. A golden era, that’s going to invoke many nostalgic moments. For me personally, seeing KRS-One, Slick Rick and Rakim is going to take me right back to 144 st in Queens where we would we play hip-hop out of the giant “Radio Raheem” boomboxes. I remember we were kids and used to do the Wop to “Eric B. Is President” for hours straight. I remember when we used to sing “The Bridge Is Over” on the stoop. Even though KRS dissed Queens, we didn’t care. The record was “fresh!” I remember when Slick Rick dropped “Mona Lisa” and I would listen to the radio all day just so I could tape it on a tdk cassette to play on the block.
And that just a small portion of who is going to be at Rock the Bells. It’s going to be epic and me and Sway will bring you everything as it unfolds… That is when I’m not busy doing the wop!
So on Saturday (August 21) starting at 8 p.m. EST, Sway and I have you covered. Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Clipse, Wiz Khalifa — the star power is endless and we’ll have the play-by-play.