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The third season of Lifetime reality series The Rap Game is in the books, so what now for the winner Nova and the rest of the contestants? The best of the best are prepping to go on the SoSoSummer 17 Tour to showcase their talents across the nation under the watchful eye of So So Def Records founder Jermaine Dupri.

The Atlanta Hip-Hop icon, and executive producer of The Rap Game, built a legendary career putting on youthful talent (see: Kriss Kross, Bow Wow)

“The goal of So So Def Summer is to really create my own industry,” explains JD.

He adds, “I’m providing an outlet for all of these kids. Regardless of if they won or not, they all get this opportunity. They all are working harder than they ever worked in their life now.”

The acts on the tour include Miss Mulatto (winner, Season 1), Mani (winner, Season 2), Lil Key, J.I. the Prince of NY, Nia Kay, Supa Peach, Nova (winner, Season 3), Deetranada and King Roscoe.

“Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour” kicks off May 25 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace and will hit cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Cleveland and Charlotte before wrapping up June 25 in Dallas at Music Hall Fair Park. Tickets are on sale at

Check out all the dates below. See Jermaine Dupri speak about the tour in Hip-Hop Wired’s exclusive video above.



Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour

Thu May 25 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Fri May 26 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sun May 28 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Thu Jun 01 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
Fri Jun 02 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
Sat Jun 03 Baltimore, MD Pier Six
Sun Jun 04 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Wed Jun 07 St Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
Fri Jun 09 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Sat Jun 10 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Sun Jun 11 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Memorial  (Duke Energy Center)
Thu Jun 15 Richmond, VA Altria Theater
Fri Jun 16 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat Jun 17 Washington DC DAR Constitution
Thu Jun 22 Atlanta, GA Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Sat Jun 24 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
Sun Jun 25 Dallas, TX Music Hall Fair Park

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