Hotmess hit up Rock the Bells on a sweltering Saturday at Deer Lake Park. The day was all about reverence for hip-hop, and a certain funny smell in the air. The lineup included legends like RZA and Nas, and had surprise appearances by the likes of B-Real from Cypress Hill. Throughout the day, artists would do classic verses of other rappers, like when Common dropped some Pharcyde and Snoop lyrics, to the delight of the crowd (oh yeah, he did "Rapper's Delight" too). The whole thing felt like a shrine to a genre that seems to be a bit maligned of late, and it was refreshing.