If you were at the NYC Launch Party of Rock the Bells 2013, obviously you have heard the announcement of the second batch of artists who will be performing at the festival. Some of these artists (if not all of them) won’t be performing at all locations. Not only that, you will get to see for the first time, there’s a couple of EDM artists on this list as well. Here’s the new batch who will be scheduled to perform this year:
Rapsody & 9th Wonder
Big Daddy Kane
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh
When asked about the introduction of EDM (electronic dance music) into a hiphop festival, the head chief Chang Weisberg explains, “It’s important to acknowledge the bridge being gapped between hip hop and EDM. They’re no longer two exclusive genres and we’re starting to see major overlap between both styles, especially in areas like LA, NYC, and DMV. Hip-hop is not one dimensional, it’s actually more diverse than it’s ever been, and I’m glad that we’re able to showcase and celebrate the many different sub-styles of the genre.”
Mind you, this isn’t the finalized product. Make sure you stay tuned here as we will keep bringing you the updates. In the meantime, check out the lineup on where your favorite artists are scheduled to perform.