The dwelling legend LL Cool J stopped by and chopped it up, DJ Drewski.
LL spoke on his Rock The Bell’s hip-hop competition in Queens on Saturday, August 6. Hip hop icons like Lil Kim, Busta Rhymes, Ice Dice, and extra will attend.
Through the dialog, LL revealed he gave OG’s like DJ Kool Herc, Run DMC, Roxanne Shante, Salt & Pepper, plus extra, percentages of Rock The Bells the corporate. LL mentioned he wished to guarantee individuals contributing to hip hop tradition would be capable to reap the fruits of their labor.” He mentioned,
“Wished to make it possible for as we create this precious factor with this tradition, that our tradition really advantages from it.”
LL spoke on the evolution of hip hop and the way when he began in 1984, there wasn’t an “trade” just like the one we all know as we speak. Rap music wasn’t performed within the daytime. LL talked about it was solely performed for about one hour on the weekends; versus now, it’s performed all day lengthy.
The Rock The Bells founder, who began it in 2018, spoke on its significance. LL mentioned he wished to create one thing that may final 40-plus years from now, and we have to create our tradition the best way we wish.
DJ Drewski wished the youthful artists to know that they’re invited to Rock The Bells, even when they’re not “day one followers” of the music. LL agreed and mentioned they may study from the OGs and the occasion is for each era of artists and other people.
LL talked in regards to the competition and that it’s an all-day expertise. Attendees can expertise a few of their favourite superstar eating places on the meals court docket. Like Nas’ Candy Chick and extra.
Drewski spoke on the variations between festivals like Rolling Loud and Rock The Bells. Drewski talked about a timeless artist like LL could be extra of a “shock visitor” at Rolling Loud versus and headliner. LL agreed and mentioned their live performance technique relies on deciding on the most well liked charting artist in the intervening time versus his; that’s extra fan based mostly.
LL mentioned Rock The Bells is for individuals to expertise hip hop on a special stage. Try the complete interview + tell us if you happen to’re going to the competition!