Paid Dues was an annual hip hopfestival that took place in California, until the summer of 2007, when it was announced that the festival travel to multiple locations. The last festival took older in 2013.
Paid Dues was an event presented by Murs 3:16 in association with Guerilla Union.
On March 11, 2006 the first Paid Dues festival sold out, with over 5,000 concert goers packing the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles. The line-up for the Paid Dues 2006 Festival included the debut live performance from Felt (Murs of Living Legends and Slug and Ant of Atmosphere).
Following the success of the second annual PAID DUES festival in Southern California promoters MURS 3:16 in association with Guerilla Union (Rock The Bells, Cypress Hill's Smokeout) have announced they will tour.
"The national touring of PAID DUES is a dream come true. It’s what I had in mind when I first brought the idea to Guerilla Union--something like a Warped tour for underground hip-hop, where my friends and I could be outside in the daylight enjoying summer with our fans instead of cramped up in some dark smelly nightclub worried about staying up too late and being too tired for work the next morning,” states MURS. “It also provides a safe and comfortable environment in which the younger fans can be introduced to a proper live hip-hop show."
On the afternoon of December 13, 2011, Murs once again hosted a live chat session on uStream to announce the headliners for the next edition of the Paid Dues Festival: Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future topped the bill, with more acts announced leading up to the festival. It continued the annual tradition by once again taking place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA.