Nas bringing out Lauryn Hill at Hot 97’s Summer Jam was just a teaser of what’s to come from the two legendary artists. Today the two announced their upcoming “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour beginning in October. Ms. Hill and Mr. Jones will kick off the 10 city tour in Dallas, TX on October 29 and end in Oakland, CA on November 19. Per Billboard, the tour’s name is a combination of Nas’ last album and Lauryn’s next single set to debut later this fall.
According to the tour announcement, “Black Rage” addresses the “derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse.” Lauryn Hill releasing new music in 2012 is literally and figuratively music to our ears. Now that we know the first single isn’t about relationships we wonder if she’s going to sing or rap. “I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” Hill said. “I’ve been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization.” Nas kept it brief with his feelings on the tour, “Better late than never. Life is good!” Elated would be a bit of an understatement to describe our joy of Nas and Lauryn sharing a stage in 10 different cities.
Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill Announce Tour [Billboard]
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