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Rick Ross, Lil Jon, Big Boi, MC Lyte & More Set for Rock the Bells Cruise in Honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary

By Heran Mamo,


Rock the Bells is headed to sea and prepared to rock the boat! LL Cool J ‘s celebrated hip-hop platform is partnering with Sixthman , the industry leader in festivals and music cruises, to celebrate the genre’s 50th birthday this year with an epic, star-studded cruise from Miami to the Bahamas in November.

Hosted by Roxanne Shanté and Torae, Rock the Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience will feature OG performers, including Rick Ross , Lil Jon , Big Boi , DJ Jazzy Jeff , MC Lyte , Ghostface Killah , Trina & Trick Daddy , Just Blaze , Big Daddy Kane , Too $hort , Slick Rick , DJ Spinderella, Mannie Fresh , Pete Rock , DJ Quik, Rah Digga , EPMD, Bun B , Bahamadia , Grandmaster Caz , DJ Scratch, The Finisher Mister Cee, DJ EPPS, DJ Nina 9, Grandmaster Dee, Technician The DJ and DJ Critical Hype. Additionally, the world-renowned party rocker Kid Capri will present a pool deck party series.

The hip-hop dream vacation is set for Nov. 13-17, 2023, with the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship traveling from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, to Grand Bahama Island. Even though Rock the Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience is currently sold out, anyone interested can still sign up for the waitlist here .


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“How could I not Rock the Boat with the Goat? LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells keep the culture afloat. Please believe it,” Shanté said in a press release. Added Too $hort: “Rock The Bells is hip-hop history, and they’re working to make history!”

Learn more about Rock the Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience here .

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