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Rock the Bells in San Bernardino, CA

22 August 2012, 15.48 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

Rock the Bells just stormed through San Bernardino, CA this past weekend for two days and I was lucky enough to attend this amazing festival. The line-up was super stacked with this years theme of “Old School and New School” hip-hop. Everyone from Big Daddy Kane, KRS-ONE, Naughty by Nature, Prodigy, Ice Cube, Method Man and Redman and more rocked the old school tip and then you have the fresh arrivals of Kid Cudi, 2 Chains, Wiz Khalifa etc. on the other hand. Shit was off the hook.

There were three stages all going on at the same time, so you had to pick-and-choose your battles of who you wanted to hear and being in San Bernardino in the hottest month of the year was no easy task to stay away from the heat, but the Guerrilla Union crew knew what was up and had plenty of misters and water hoses spraying the crowd to keep everyone at a comfortable level. I could point-out highlights, but that wouldn’t do this festival justice as everyone there fucked it up. Rock the Bells has two more stops, one this weekend in Mountain View, CA and another the following weekend in Holmdel, NJ which is a short one hour drive from Manhattan. You definitely need to catch this festival if you have a chance. A huge thank you to the Guerrilla Union crew for letting me be a part of this experience, I can’t wait for next year. Check photos from my trip below.

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
CURREN$Y

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
A very happy CURREN$Y

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Common ripped it up pretty hard.

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Common

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Common

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Best view at the show!

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Vin Rock of Naughty by Nature

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Treach and Vin Rock of Naughty by Nature

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Treach of Naughty by Nature

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
What more could you want than a big-ass Ferris Wheel?

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
RZA

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Jim Jones of DIPSET

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Jim Jones

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Jim Jones

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Eladio Correa from HEX, Kayla Vava running the booze at the show (Good person to know) and Orion Bayo from NYC. Don’t know dude on right.

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Sheek Louch from Wu-Block

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Ghostface Killah

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Ghostface and Sheek

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Redman

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Redman and Method Man performed Blackout in it’s entirety, it was amazing!

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Method Man

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Kid Cudi

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Kid Cudi

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Kid Cudi

Rock the Bells - San Bernardino, CA
Good Night!

- Photos and Story by Brian Jones

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