Another Shitty Year For Hip Hop @ Lollapalooza

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The “official” list for Lollapalooza 2010 leaked this evening, and it’s looking pretty ass for the music I hold near and dear to my heart.  Yes, I know this isn’t a “hip hop” festival, per se, but in years passed they’ve at least had a handful of dope hip-hop acts, including Chicago talent.  Heck, I remember two years ago, there was so much dope hip-hop, I couldn’t even take in all that I wanted to see.  Lupe, Kanye, The Cool Kids, Rhymefest.  This year?  Not so much.   Slowly but surely we’re going to be wiped off the Lolla map all together.  Screw you guys, I’m going to Bonnaroo.

Maybe I’ll just skip Lolla and only the hit the parties at the Hard Rock Hotel.  It’s more fun there anyway.


via Greg Kot

Diversity is lacking. The only hip-hop acts are Cypress Hill, B.o.B. and Peanut Butter Wolf. Only a handful of artists boast Chicago pedigrees (Staples, Felix da Housecat, Flosstradamus, the Ike Reilly Assassination), though Chicago chef Graham Elliot Bowles has been enlisted to curate the festival eateries.

Here’s the list:

Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler.


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, the Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbit, F Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, the Cribs, Minus the Bear, Switchfoot, the Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, the Big Pink, the Dodos, Hockey, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, the Antlers, the Soft Pack, Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box.


Wavves, American Bang, the Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Harlem, the Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, the Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, the Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, NEON TREES, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Neon Hitch, Skybox, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael.


Perry’s DJ stage lineup:


2ManyDJs, Empire of the Sun, Digitalism, Perry Farrell, Tiga, Felix da Housecat, Rusko, Erol Alkan, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Wolfgang Gartner, Joachim Garraud, Mexican Institute of Sound, Caspa, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dirty South, NERVO, Cut Copy (DJ Set), Beats Antique, Steve Porter, Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls, Ancient Astronauts, Ana Sia, Team Bayside High, Dani Deahl, FreeSol, DJ Mel, BBU Vonnegutt, Only Children, Lance Herbstrong.