Black Hippy, Macklemore & Hopsin On Line-Up For 2013 Paid Dues Festival

By Jay Casteel  |  12/21/2012

2013 Paid Dues Festival

Murs announced the initial lineup for the 2013 Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival on Thursday (December 20), during a live stream for fans online.

Presented by Murs and Guerilla Union, the upcoming festival will feature performances from Black Hippy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, De La Soul, Hopsin, Joey Bada$$ and Grouch & Eligh.

Additional performers are yet to be announced.

"Paid Dues Festival is truly a unique platform," said Guerilla Union founder and CEO Chang Weisberg. "It allows artists to elevate their talents and presence. Dom Kennedy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Black Hippy -- only a few years ago, these artists were opening acts here. Now, they are full-fledge, and well deserving, headliners. Not only that: Paid Dues embraces all types of hip-hop -- old school, new school, underground, mainstream -- the common denominator here is that they all embody the independent spirit, struggle and successes.

"This year's lineup is so diverse, yet completely cohesive. There is no other place where you can get Black Hippy, De La Soul, Immortal Technique, and Joey Badass all in one day."

The eighth annual Paid Dues will take place on March 30, 2013 at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, California.

Pre-sale tickets are available now until Friday (December 21) at 10 pm PST. General tickets go on sale on December 22 at 10 am PST. For more info, visit