Nas and Lauryn Hill Announce ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ Tour

Nas and Lauryn Hill

Hip-hop history is about to be made. Nas and Lauryn Hill are teaming up this fall on their co-headlining “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour.

Nas will kick off the U.S. trek on October 6 in Columbia, Maryland. The hip-hop icons will meet up for their first joint show on October 29 in Dallas, Texas.

The tour shares its name with Nas’ latest album Life Is Good and “Black Rage,” a new song by Ms. Hill about the derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse. The record, which will be released this fall, is described by Ms. Hill as a juxtaposition to the statement “life is good,” which she believes can only be so when these long standing issues are addressed and resolved.

“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” said the former Fugees frontwoman. “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.”

“This is history,” said Nas. “Better late than never. Life is good!”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, with a pre-sale in select markets beginning Thursday.

“Life Is Good/Black Rage” Tour Dates

Oct. 6 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC – MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 27 – Nashville, TN – Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov. 3 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)
Nov. 4 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 9 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory(NAS ONLY)
Nov. 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Nov. 16 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 17 – Magna, UT – Salt Air
Nov. 19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Oakland Theater
Dec. 31 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)

Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour

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19 Comments

  1. Kwayzee

    hhmm, they come to my city i might have to check this out

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    Pereezy YMCMB-MMG Reply:

    @Kwayzee, I’m sooo Glad, They’re not comin’ to Brooklyn!! Nas is Bulls**t and Lauryn Hill is… Lemme think!!! I’ll tell u later.. LOL

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    coolio Reply:

    @Pereezy YMCMB-MMG, WOW seriously?? You say Nas is Bullsh**t yet you listen to YMCMB artists? smh idiot

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    Alicia Reply:

    @coolio, def an idiot lol

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    really? Reply:

    @Pereezy YMCMB-MMG, says the guy with ymcmb in his name…..

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  2. Ursula

    Lauryn is gonna slay. I just know it. Best female rapper alive.

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  3. EL

    NAS only in NOLA. Still can’t wait!

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  4. Illmatic

    No show in LA wtf????

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  5. Nataliana

    damn Louisville, Ky never gets the good shows!
    We get the shit like travis porter, 2chainz and crap!

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  6. YMCMB_#1STUNNA

    She tryna pay off IRS

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    White & pinkie/diamondz h 9-30-2013 Reply:

    @YMCMB_#1STUNNA, U mean your Mama Tryna pay off IRS

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  7. jay$$

    NO NEW ORLEANS!?

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  8. Grant

    lol..Asheville, NC is nothing but plenty of uptight Caucasians not ashamed to display their prejudices. Good luck, Nas.

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  9. White & pinkie/diamondz h 9-30-2013

    Congration to both of them coming to my home town Can’t wait

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  10. Isis

    I thought she was going to jail?

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  11. happy

    I’ll be there! Nas all day. Nas the G.O.A.T!

    Young Money artists….Pink and yellow wigs, Skateboards, and High School jackets… Sing Along Pop Rappers GTFOOH with that garbage!! That is not hip hop! We are urban and not suburban! We run and walk through the streets and not run and walk on nice sidewalks GTFOOH of here!!!

    Nas The KING of New York! Half man, half amazing!

    -One Love

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @happy, And yet the majority of these hip-hop stars are living in rich neighborhoods with sidewalks including Nas.

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  12. Tbozfan10

    Nas looks so fine !!

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  13. happy

    Point well taken Tbozfan10 but Nas came from the gutter and succeeded to get out of poverty. He is grown now. He has enriched his own education by reading historian books. Nas does not need to live through that again. This is the big reason I champion him! I know the neighborhood very well where he came from…it is wonder the guy is still alive….#Queens
    Poverty kills!

    -One Love my sister Tbozfan10!

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