Nas, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, GZA and More Perform At Rock The Bells 2011 [Photos]
Fans loading up on the ferry to Governors Island where the show was held.
The Main Stage featuring acts like Black Star, Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Nas
RockTheBells 36 Chambers Stage
Mos Def and Talib Kweli form Black Star and perform tracks like "Brown Skin Lady" and "Respiration"
RockTheBells Black Star 2
Mos Def and Talib performing as Black Star
The crowd goes crazy during Black Star's peformance of "Definition"
Erykah Badu opening her set with "The Healer". off her 2008 album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Badu salutes to a job well done backstage after finishing up her set.
RockTheBells Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs performs (and even smokes weed with some fans at one point) on the Paid Dues stage.
GZA keeps East Coast rap in tact with cuts off of Liquid Swords
GZA brings out The RZA for "4th Chamber"
RockTheBells Cypress Hill
B-Real and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill rock the crowd with tracks off their triple platinum 1993 album Black Sunday
Mobb Deep breaks away from doing tracks off of The Infamous to give a hot performance of "Outta Control (Remix)"
Lauryn Hill performs Hip Hop's legendary album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, track by track
RockTheBells Lauryn Hill Pras
Lauryn brings out former Fugees affiliate Pras to perform their classics, including "Ready Or Not"
RockTheBells Lauryn Hill Family
Ms. Hill brings out all of her kids on stage to close her set.
RockTheBells Nas DJ Premier
DJ Premier comes out to introduce Nas and DJ for his set
Nas gives the last performance of the night doing tracks off Illmatic
RockTheBells Nas Pete Rock
Pete Rock comes on stage to show Nas some love
RockTheBells Pete Rock Dilla Tribute
Pete Rock turns around to show the spray paint tribute to J Dilla on back of his vest.
Nas brings out AZ for "Life's A Bitch"
Nas brings Lauryn Hill back out to do their 1996 duet "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)"
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