Photos: Rock The Bells Invades San Francisco
Photos: Rock The Bells Invades San Francisco

Long-running hip-hop festival Rock The Bells rocked San Francisco's Shoreline Ampitheatre on Saturday (Aug. 27), with a diverse cast of artists providing a mix of old-school charm and new-school hunger. Upstarts like Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs shared stages with veterans like Nas, Common and Lauryn Hill, who performed the still-classic "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in its entirety.

Billboard caught up with many of the Rock The Bells backstage on Saturday -- check out candid photos of Mos Def, Big K.R.I.T., Common, Childish Gambino and many more below.

PHOTOS: ROCK THE BELLS, SAN FRANCISCO