Indie hip-hop act Murs 3:16 has partnered with marketing/events company Guerilla Union to launch the independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues.

Indie hip-hop act Murs 3:16 has partnered with marketing/events company Guerilla Union to launch the independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues. The March 11 concert precedes the release of Murs' Definitive Jux album, "Murray's Revenge," due March 21.

The show will take place at the National Orange Show Pavilion in San Bernardino, Calif., and will showcase such underground acts as Felt (in its first live performance), Aesop Rock, Living Legends, Chingo Bling and El-P. Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 27) via Ticketmaster.

Murs says the idea for Paid Dues came about from his experience on the Vans Warped Tour several years ago.

"I thought it would be great to do something similar for our fans -- something outdoors during the day and at a great price, making it a refreshing change for our die-hard fans who are used to seeing us in the dark dank nightclubs," says Murs. "At the same time, it's a great and inexpensive introduction to live hip-hop for the young fans."

Guerilla Union previously organized Cypress Hill's Smoke Out and Rock the Bells Festival. A new event, the Festival of the 36 Chambers with the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, is scheduled for the fall.

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