EPMD, Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Naughty By Nature & More Announce Tour
In 2015, Ice-T launched the Art Of Rap Tour. Taking its name from Ice’s acclaimed Hip-Hop documentary, the summer tour featured Rakim, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick, and a number of other acts. For 2016, the O.G. is keeping The Art Of Rap Tour strong. Several ’15 performers such as EPMD and Kurtis Blow will reprise their position on the tour. This summer’s lineup will also include Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Sugarhill Gang, and Naughty By Nature. Ice, who regularly interviews Rap peers on his Final Level Podcast, will also perform and host the cross-country event—with tickets available for pre-order.
Here are the 2016 Art Of Rap Tour dates:
July 16 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Pavilion
July 17 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
July 22 – Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
July 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas
July 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
July 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 5 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 6 – Detroit, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
New Jersey trio Naughty By Nature is presently celebrating its 25th anniversary, having toured extensively this. One year ago, EPMD celebrated the 25th anniversary of their Business As Usual album, announcing plans to tour in ’16. Sugarhill Gang’s story, along with their namesake record label, is currently the subject of a film. Mobb Deep’s Havoc will release his first collaborative album with Alchemist, The Silent Partner, on May 20.