LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Shares Lineup For Its Hip-Hop Cruise

The “Rock The Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience,” will include Big Boi, Slick Rick, Too Short, Bun B, and many others.

LL Cool J‘s Rock The Bells platform has shared the lineup for its upcoming “Rock The Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience.” The event, which is celebrating hip-hop turning 50 this year, will include a number of  MCs and DJs including Big Boi, Slick Rick, Too Short, Bun B, MC Lyte, Pete Rock, DJ Quick, and many others.

The cruise will kickoff with an inaugural  “Welcome to Miami” performance by Miami rap veterans Trick Daddy and Trina on the ship’s pool deck. Held throughout the ship will be MC and DJ battles, rap karaoke, interactive graffiti, live podcasts, roller skating, open mic nights, movie screenings, masterclasses, art galleries, custom grillz, tattoos, basketball, and pool deck parties with Kid Capri as resident DJ. Roxanne Shanté and Torae will serve as hosts for the event.

In partnership with media company Sixthman, the cruise will set sail from Miami to the Bahamas on November 13 to November 17, 2023. It’s currently sold-out but those hoping to try and still attend can join a wait list via Sixthman.

“Rock The Bells Cruise is currently full. However, cancellations do occur and we have a Waiting List to determine who gets offered those staterooms,” a statement on the Sixthman website reads. “Join the Waiting List by signing in or creating a Sixthman profile and placing a $199.00 deposit. Guests on the Waiting List will be offered a stateroom in the order they joined.”

The lineup for the cruise can be viewed below. Previously, LL relaunched the Rock The Bells festival in 2022, which included performances from Ice cube, Lil Kim, Digable Planets, and LL himself.

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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