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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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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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