(swiped from Pitchfork Media)
The traveling hip-hop extravaganza Rock the Bells may be but a reverberation in our ears 'til the next round is announced, but quite a few of the featured players from the annual run have made moves to keep the good vibes rolling long after festival season's up. They're taking part in the Rock the Bells Online Charity Auction, put on by tour organizers Guerilla Union and the folks at Hip Hop Official and running December 1-15.
The wares are made up mostly of memorabilia from the tour, including records, shoes, Sage Francis' defunct Discman/traveling companion DJ No Spin Zone, and some skateboard decks signed by Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, the Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, Redman, Murs, Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Method Man, and plenty of others.
Speaking of the Tribe, the proceeds from the auction go to the American Diabetes Association, so chosen in honor of Tribe MC and famed funky diabetic Phife Dawg.