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Lauryn Hill and Nas Announce Joint U.S. Tour

Lauryn Hill and Nas will embark on a countrywide tour this fall.

Here's a gift for all the hip hop lovers out there:


Two of the genre's most celebrated artists, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas, have announced a joint tour starting this June in Utah.

The two artists responsible for the 1996 classic "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" will stop in cities across the U.S. throughout the fall, before wrapping the tour in October in Vancouver, British Colombia. They'll be joined by comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae artist Chronixx on select dates.

Check out the full list of tour dates and revisit Lauryn Hill's electrifying debut concert in Lagos from 2015 below.

Lauryn Hill Featuring Nas Tour Dates:

06-24 Heber City, UT - Bonanza

09-07 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^*

09-08 Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill ^*

09-10 Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage ^*

09-12 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^*

09-14 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion +^*

09-15 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live +^*

09-20 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater ^*

09-22 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater +^*

09-23 Jacksonville, FL - Daily's Place ^*

09-27 Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land ^*

09-27 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory ^*

09-30 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater ^*

10-03 San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU +^*

10-05 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ^*

10-07 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre +^*

10-10 Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater +^*

10-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum ^*

* with Nas

^ with Chronixx

+ with Hannibal Buress

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Medicine For The Soul: Anatii Finds His Sound on His Soothing New Album ‘Iyeza’

Iyeza is the sound of a day turning into a gorgeous twilight.

Iyeza is a masterpiece. It's music for the soul, with Anatii providing an intensely healing listen, which is fitting, considering the album title literally means "medicine" or "anti-dote."

The album contains percussion, chants, guitars, bass lines and melodies associated with an array of sounds. There are elements of everything from gospel, maskandi and mbhaqanga to hints of Afropop and hip-hop. Anatii follows the path taken by South African artist such as Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, Sjava, Mlindo The Vocalist and Bongeziwe Mabandla in fusing elements of traditional South African music with newer sounds.

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Black Twitter's Reactions To Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's #RoyalBaby Announcement Are Too Funny

Congrats are in order, but first to Black Twitter for continuing to hold it down with the jokes.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, have been the internet's brief moment of mindless, happy news since they became engaged, then married earlier this year.

Kensington Palace took to Twitter again this morning to announce that the couple will be expecting their first bundle of joy next spring.

Since the LA-native and former star of Suits made her way into the royal family, Black Twitter has had no shame sharing their hilarious thoughts and commentary, and the pregnancy announcement has been no different.

Have a laugh and take a look at some of our favorite reactions from them below.

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People Aren't Happy About Kanye West Visiting Uganda, Comparing Himself to Fela

The rapper is being called out for visiting President Museveni after his treatment of Bobi Wine. Seun Kuti also reacted saying, "the spirit of Fela Kuti isn't anywhere near Kanye West."

By now you've heard that Kanye West delayed the release of his new album, Yandhi, to finish recording in "what is known as Africa."

"He wants to draw inspiration from the earth there," TMZ quoted Kanye as saying two weeks ago. "I felt this energy when I was in Chicago," Kanye mentioned then, "I felt the roots. But we have to go to what is known as Africa. I just need to go, to find out what it's really called, and just grab the soil."

Well Kanye has now made it over to Africa, more specifically, Uganda. His trip follows a now infamous White House meeting in which he hugged Donald Trump saying "I love this guy right here."

Kanye was first shown in a live video from Uganda dancing to Mystro and Wizkid's "Immediately." The clip was shot and posted by Bankulli, who used to work with D'banj when he was signed to GOOD Music and now works with Mystro.

Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian also met with Ugandan President Museveni. The President said he and the rapper held "fruitful discussions" about promoting tourism and arts.

Kanye gifted President Museveni—a man who is accused internationally of overseeing the torture and unjust imprisonment of musician and opposition politician Bobi Wine—a pair of white sneakers.

Museveni has called the reports of torture against Bobi Wine "fake news."

Apart from that, Kanye has been posting several periscopes of his rants. Many of them are titled "Mind Control" and the longest of them has him declaring himself to be the "the best living recording artist."

In that same video, Kanye says he has the spirits of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur "flowing through him." Billboard has the full transcript if you really feel like your mind needs that.

Naturally, given his current embracement of Donald Trump and, in association, far right politics, many people aren't happy with Kanye visiting Uganda (or anywhere on the African continent) and meeting with Museveni.

Seun Kuti replied on Instagram writing, "Erm erm on behalf of the Kuti family , I want to state that the spirit of Olufela Anikulapo Kuti isn't anywhere near Kanye West. Ziggy Marley over to you. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂 Ebro come get ur boi before I #getthesax"

See some reactions below.





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