Slated to take over San Bernardino's NOS Events Center on April 2, Paid Dues has booked its most varied and diverse lineup yet. In its sixth year, the West Coast's premier subterranean-skewing rap festival has expanded to include anyone with an underground attitude.
What was once heavily dedicated to Rhymesayers-, Def Jux- and Living Legends-affiliated artists has evolved into something that better reflects the state of the current rap world. (See the full lineup here). The Paid Dues stage alone boasts everyone from Jive Records-signed Bay Area legend E-40 to cult-rap cook Lil B the Based God to the Shock G Trio (featuring former members of Digital Underground), Underground staples such as Immortal Technique and Talib Kweli will play alongside great white hope Asher Roth (with the producer Nottz). Southern rap icon Bun B plays the Paid Dues stage alongside Rawkus-era favorites Mos Def and Talib Kweli.