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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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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Landing in Marrakech is 2018's Most Anticipated Art Event

The leading art fair dedicated to contemporary African art makes its mark on the continent for the first time this weekend.

This weekend, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair devoted to contemporary African art, will debut in Marrakech, Morocco. The announcement of the Fair's expansion to the continent last year has left aficionados of contemporary African art in eager anticipation of this "homecoming"—this author included.

1-54 debuted in London in 2013. Although an expansion to New York followed, a presence on the continent was always part of the long-term vision of the founder Touria El Glaoui. Finally, the time has now arrived.

Here are five reasons why we're looking forward to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech.

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This Olympic Figure Skater Blew Us Away Again By Pulling Off a Costume Change Mid-Routine

First Maé-Bérénice Méité performed to Beyoncé, now she's effortlessly slaying outfit changes mid-routine. What can't she do?

French-Congolese and Ivorian figure skater, Maé-Bérénice Méité, has pretty much been the life of the Winter Olympic figure skating competition.

Earlier this month, the athlete had the internet shook when she performed her opening routine to two Beyoncé songs. Now she's back with even more black girl magic.

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10 Stand Out Moments From Janelle Monáe's Powerful Music Videos

Janelle Monae came back making a statement—and we're just as obsessed as you are.

We've got to talk about Janelle Monáe.

Over the past half decade, she's embarked on a profound journey that's solidified her as an artist, creator and activist who isn't afraid to shoot down the stars—or shoot with them.

After having roles in Hidden Figures and Moonlight—two Oscar nominated movies where one won an Oscar, a stellar speech at the Grammy's and a stunning presence at the Black Panther red carpet, she's ready to grace us with "Dirty Computer," the latest musical venture in her Afrofuturistic saga.

To whet our appetites before the album, which is set to release on April 27, Janelle dropped not one but two music videos yesterday. Both are distinctly entertaining: one is a black, intersectional feminist anthem and the other a psychedelic soundtrack of sexual fluidity.

Watch both, then read some of the highlights we gathered from the hypnotizing visuals and powerful wordplay.

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