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Hip-Hop fans rejoice, Nas and Lauryn Hill are going on tour together. The rap icons will be embarking on the “Life Is Good/Black Rage” Tour. The national tour kicks off on October 6th in Maryland before concluding on December 31st in New York City.

The tour’s name is derived from Nas’ current, critically acclaimed Life Is Good album and a new song from Ms. Hill titled “Black Rage,” a song about the “derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse” that won’t be out until the fall.

“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” said L Boogie via a press statement. “I’ve been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving.”

Added Nas, also via press statement, “This is history. Better late than never. Life is good!”

Nas made headlines when he brought out Ms. Hill a surprise guest at this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam. Since then they have performed together again a number of times with Hill joining the Queens rapper on stage at the Openair Festival in Switzerland in July and at the Rock The Bells concert in New Jersey over Labor Day Weekend.

Unfortunately, Lauryn Hill will not be appearing at all the dates. She is also due in court sometime in late November for sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion in June.

Tickets for the “Life Is Good/Black Rage” Tour go on sale this Friday, September 21st. Check out all the dates below.

‘Life Is Good/Black Rage  Tour’:

October 6th                 Columbia, MD                        Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)

October 20th               Phoenix, AZ                            Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)

October 26th               Asheville, NC                         MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)

October 27th                Nashville, TN                         Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)

October 28th               New Orleans, LA                   Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)

October 29th                              Dallas, TX                               Palladium Ballroom             

October 31st                                Houston, TX                           Bayou Music Center                         

November 2nd                       Atlanta, GA                             Tabernacle                            

November 3rd             Norfolk, VA                            NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)

November 4th                        Washington, DC                    DAR Constitution Hall

November 7th                         Philadelphia, PA                    Electric Factory

November 9th             Rochester, NY                        Main Street Armory(NAS ONLY)

November 11th                       Boston, MA                            House of Blues

November 14th           Chicago, IL                             Congress Theatre

November 16th           Denver, CO                            Fillmore Auditorium

November 17th           Magna, UT                             Salt Air

November 19th                     Oakland, CA                           Fox Oakland Theater

December 31st            New York, NY                        Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)




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