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|Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival|
|Genre||Hip Hop music|
|Years active||2006 - Present|
|Founded by||Guerilla Union, Murs|
|Website||Paid Dues- Official Website|
Paid Dues was an annual hip hop festival 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).
Paid Dues Festival 2006
|March 11||Los Angeles, California||Shrine Expo Center||Felt, Aesop Rock, Living Legends, El-P, Brother Ali, Cage, The Grouch, Blueprint, 3 Melancholy Gypsys, 2Mex, Chingo Bling, DJ Rhettmatic, Mr. Dibbs.|
Paid Dues Festival 2007
|March 24||San Bernardino, California||National Orange Show||Felt, Sage Francis, Blackalicious, Brother Ali, Jean Grae, Visionaries, Cage, Mr. Lif, Zion I & The Grouch, Devin the Dude, Evidence of Dilated Peoples w/ The Alchemist, Pigeon John, Los Nativos, Hangar 18.|
Paid Dues Tour 2007
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."
PAID DUES hit over 10 major markets across the country. It will pass through various sized venues ranging from 1,000 to 40,000 capacities. In New York City (July 28 and 29) and Los Angeles (August 11), PAID DUES will merge with the Rock The Bells festivals featuring headliners Rage Against The Machine and the Wu-Tang Clan.
|July 25||Chicago, IL||Congress Theater|
|July 27||Baltimore, MD||Pier Six Concert Pavilion|
|July 28||New York, NY||Randall's Island with Rock The Bells|
|July 29||New York, NY||Randall's Island with Rock The Bells|
|August 1||Minneapolis, MN||First Ave|
|August 4||Eugene, OR||Secret House Vineyard|
|August 5||San Francisco, CA||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium|
|August 7||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|August 9||Santa Fe, NM||Paolo Soleri Amphitheater|
|August 10||Mesa, AZ||Mesa Amphitheatre|
|August 11||San Bernardino, CA||Glen Helen Pavilion with Rock The Bells|
|August 12||San Diego, CA||Chula Vista Amphitheater parking lot with Rock the Bells|
|August 18||San Francisco, CA||McCovey Cove parking Lot with Rock The Bells|
|August 10||Mesa, AZ||Mesa Amphitheatre|
|Felt, Living Legends, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, Cage, Mr. Lif, The Grouch & Eligh, Blueprint, Hangar 18.|
Paid Dues Festival 2008
|March 22||San Bernardino, California||National Orange Show||Sage Francis, Little Brother, Dilated Peoples, Jedi Mind Tricks, Living Legends, Hieroglyphics, Visionaries, Boot Camp Clik, Kool Keith, Busdriver, P.O.S, Mac Lethal, Fatlip & Omnil, Yak Ballz, B. Dolan, Isaiah.|
Paid Dues Tour 2008
|June 4||New York, NY||Nokia Theatre Times Square||Rakim, GZA, Blackalicious, Murs & 9th Wonder, Buckshot (Boot Camp Clik), Supernatural and Scratch, Kidz in the Hall,Yak Ballz.|
|June 7||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Club Cinema||Rakim, Little Brother, Blackalicious, Buckshot (Boot Camp Clik), Supernatural and Scratch, Kidz in the Hall, Solillaquists of Sound.|
|June 13||Denver, CO||Fillmore Auditorium||De La Soul, Blackalicious, Sage Francis, Murs & 9th Wonder, Supernatural and Scratch, Kidz in the Hall, Yak Ballz, Braille, B. Dolan.|
|June 14||Berkeley, CA||Berkeley Community Theatre||**EVENT WAS CANCELED** Mos Def, De La Soul, Blackalicious, Little Brother, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics, Supernatural and Scratch, Kidz in the Hall, Braille, B. Dolan.|
Paid Dues Festival 2009
|March 28||San Bernardino, California||National Orange Show||Atmosphere, Tech N9ne, Living Legends, Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Royce da 5'9", Joell Ortiz & Crooked I), Brother Ali, B-Real, The Grouch & Eligh, Cage, Eyedea & Abilities, Blu & Exile, LMNO, The Bayliens, VerBS.
Hosted by 2Mex
Paid Dues Festival 2010
|April 3||San Bernardino, California||NOS Events Center||Ice Cube, Freestyle Fellowship, Murs & 9th Wonder, Tech N9ne, Raekwon, Tha Dogg Pound, Jay Electronica, Dilated Peoples, Psycho Realm, Necro, People Under The Stairs, Del tha Funky Homosapien, Freeway, Jake One, Random Axe, R.A. the Rugged Man, Strong Arm Steady, Shape Shifters, Curren$y, Doomtree, Mac Lethal, Potluck, Redrapper, Afro Classics, Dom Kennedy, Hopie Spitshard, DJ Rowdy A, MC Prototype.|
Paid Dues Festival 2011
|Saturday April 2 at NOS Events Center|
|Paid Dues Stage||Dues Paid Stage||GrindTime Now Stage|
Paid Dues Festival 2012
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.
|Saturday April 7 at NOS Events Center|
|Paid Dues Festival 2012|
- Grind Time Battles
- Dirtbag Dan v. Isaac
- Jonny Storm v. Real Talk
Paid Dues Festival 2013
|Saturday March 30 at NOS Events Center|
|Paid Dues 2013|
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