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Rock The Bells Cancels Festival Dates


By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The annual Rock the Bells Festival has cancelled its New York and Washington, D.C. shows after completing its West Coast run.

 Radio.com shares that poor ticket sales caused the concert organizers to cancel the festival, which included headliners like J. Cole and Black Hippy.

Chang Weisberg, festival founder shared in a statement: “First and foremost, it is with tremendous sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales. I, along with our staff, the artists, and all of the sponsors, media partners, local promoters, and radio stations involved are thankful for our supporters and the fans that planned on attending. It’s extremely unfortunate that we can’t complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating. This festival has been ten years in the making. I am truly sorry we could not produce the show for all the fans who did buy their ticket in support of.”

Weisberg also added that low ticket sales may have been caused from competition by other shows from Jay-Z, Kanye and Kendrick Lamar. “There are a lot of high-profile hip-hop tours on the road right now, so maybe the market’s saturated…For hip-hop, this is the busiest season I’ve ever seen. I wish everybody well.”


Avril Lavigne: ‘Rock N Roll’ Video Premiere!

Avril Lavigne: ‘Rock N Roll’ Video Premiere!

Check out the premiere of Avril Lavigne‘s latest video for “Rock N Roll“! The Max Martin-produced track serves as the second official single taken from her upcoming self-titled fifth studio album, which is scheduled for release on September 24 via Epic Records. Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, the clip sees Avril bringing animated character Tank Girl to life in the comical video featuring cameos from Danica McKellar, Billy Zane, and Sid Wilson from the band Slipknot. While this unquestionably wasn’t what I had in mind for the visual, I absolutely love the ridiculousness of it all. It’s clear that Avril doesn’t take herself too seriously and its nice to see her let loose on something like this. What do you man think?

Avril Lavigne will release her new single “Rock N Roll” on Tuesday (August 27)!

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Jay Rock Decodes “Money Trees” (Video)

Shot by Shake and Tnel Moniq. Many people consider Jay Rock’s verse to be the best on Kendrick’s major label debut. Sitting down with the folks of Life + Times Jay explains those career-defining lyrics. PREVIOUS: Noah Jones & Jay Rock – When The Goons Come Out

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Drop Em (prod. BeanOne)

Haven’t heard much from the Rockness Monstah since his weekly series. Now he’s back at it (sort of) with an unreleased cut off the upcoming Coalmine Records compilation Unearthed.

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Bang f. Math Hoffa & Gutta

Off DJ J-Ronin & DJ Snips’ All Elements v.12 (hosted by M.O.P.).

DOWNLOAD: Rock – Bang f. Math Hoffa & Gutta (prod. Vokab & Big Pops)

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Monsta’s Ball (Video)

Directed by Ed Jansen.

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Banned From Radio

For this latest edition of Monsta Monday Rockness Monsta rides over Noreaga’s classic posse cut.

DOWNLOAD: Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Banned From Radio | Mediafire

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – I’m Not A Star (G-Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Rock – I’m Not A Star (G-Mix) | Alt

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Killa Bud

And Monsta Mondays continues on.

DOWNLOAD: Rock – Killa Bud | Mediafire

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – 6 For 6 (G-Mix)

For the 28th installment of Monsta Mondays, Rock kicks some bars over one of Curtis’ 2011 freestyles.

DOWNLOAD: Rock – 6 For 6 (G-Mix) f. Hellz Yea | Mediafire

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Multiply f. General Steele, Top Dog, Louieville Sluggah & Doc Holiday

Monsta Mondays on a Tuesday. Fuck it.

DOWNLOAD: Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Multiply f. General Steele, Top Dog, Louieville Sluggah & Doc Holiday

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Kush (G-Mix) x Walk Like A G f. Nate Dogg

With SXSW finally over, let’s obtain back to your regularly scheduled programming with the latest Monsta Mondays addition.

DOWNLOAD: Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Kush (G-Mix) x Walk Like A G f. Nate Dogg | Mediafire

maticulous – Body the Beat f. Ruste Juxx, R.A. the Rugged Man & Rock (Video)

Directed by Nicolas Heller & Houston Yang.

Debut single off the Brown Bag AllStar affiliate’s upcoming project, The maticulous EP. Cameos by Soul Khan, The Audible Doctor, J57, DJ E Holla, & DeeJay Element.

Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) – Live Or Die

Week 22 of Monsta Mondays has arrived.

DOWNLOAD: Rock – Live Or Die f. Top Dog & True Sun Ali | Mediafire