Because many of them are jaded multi millionaires that forgot what its like to put on a great show like they once did before they made it. And or because they want to promote their catalog of artists on their label that are up & coming.
Rap is bar none the most collaborative mainstream genre. People expect guests because half of the average rapper's catalogue include prominent features by other singers, rappers, and producers, and often these featured verses or choruses are the defining moment of the song. People complained about the fact that Dre and Snoop had so many guests, but there are entire songs on 2001 where he doesn't rap a bar.
The only hip hop act or artist that would generate universal excitement as a headliner is Outkast.
The festival needs a better hip hop undercard like it used to have in the early years. Book Rakim in the Gobi. ATCQ reunion. Bring back acts like Common, The Roots, Mos Def / Yasiin, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, J5. Less shit like The Airplane Boys.
Last edited by GuyInTucson; 01-03-2013 at 12:00 PM.
Originally Posted by guedita
And to be fair to fikus, violent strangulation is one of his better qualities.
Originally Posted by malcolmjamalawesome
Being dead is literally the only way anyone on the planet could give less of a shit about you. You look like Farrah Fawcett's melted corpse.
remember in 2011 when everyone was wondering how many guests kanye would bring out, and then he didn't bring any? then, remember when dre and snoop got announced and people wondered how many guests they'd bring, and it ended up ruining the set?
April 14-16 - Coachella
April 22 - Sleep
May 4 - The Weeknd
May 20 - Mastodon/EODM/Russian Circles
May 30 - Conan/North
June 9 - Sigur Rós
July 3 - Roger Waters
July 30 - Panorama Festival
August 17-20 - Psycho Las Vegas
September 9 - Green Day
October 6-8 - ACL wknd. 1