San Jose’s own Dirtbag Dan is joining Murs’ Paid Dues Festival lineup this March alongside buzz rappers of the moment Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Trinidad James and vets like Talib Kweli and Juicy J .
The news is a big deal for Dan, who has traveled all over the world to battle-rap, but has rarely been invited to perform outside of the hip-hop battle arena.
True to the festival name, Dirtbag Dan scored this opening slot after years of hard work. The official Paid Dues official Twitter account even acknowledged Dan’s work ethic on a recent tweet: “He’s not your average rapper, but Dirtbag Dan has been grinding on the underground.”
The Paid Dues Festival is an annual all-day hip hop show debuted by Murs in 2006. The show won’t make it up to Northern California, this year so those interested in seeing Dan do his thing will have to make the trip March 30 to Nos Events Center in San Bernardino. Tickets start at $76.
The complete lineup: