From Odd Future to Dipset's first West Coast performance, this year's Paid Dues festival was nothing short of a grand collision of hip-hop acts, both old and new. The NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. played host to the day-long annual Guerilla Union festival attended by thousands of loyal fans, braving the sweltering heat on Saturday (April 8).
Between the three separate stages, the likes of Mac Miller, Three 6 Mafia, Wu-Tang Clan, and more, all shared billings with acts that — under different circumstances — may not have performed alongside each other. “The cool thing is you can have people that came out to see Brother Ali, or came out to see Three 6 [Mafia],” Miller told The Juice. “[They] came out to see all these people, and they know who I am but they wouldn’t really come to a show. So it’s a chance for me to kind show them who I am, why I do what I do, and why I’m here.”
Earlier in the day, Wu-Tang Clan set the bar high with an energizing set, stretching well past their one-hour time limit. The extension was welcomed by the crowd. “I think that’s the great thing about festivals and also it’s great to be here just as a fan of music. When you look at a bill and you se people like Wu-Tang, Three 6 [Mafia], and Kendrick [Lamar’s] here. It’s dope,” Miller said.
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