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Mr Eazi, Shabazz Palaces, Patoranking and More to Join Lauryn Hill On 'Miseducation' Tour

The singer has added a slew of noteworthy musical guests to the lineup of her 20th anniversary tour.

Lauryn Hill has just announced new dates for the North American leg of her ongoing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour 2018, which marks the 20th anniversary of her seminal album.

The tour will feature appearances from some of or favorite artists on select dates. Mr Eazi will join the legendary singer during her September 22 show in Phoenix, Arizona. Shabazz Palaces and Pantoranking will also open for the singer for a number of shows later on in the tour.


Other special guests include Dave Chapelle, Nas, SZA, Santigold, Busta Rhymes and more.

She'll make stops throughout the U.S., starting in Virgina Beach in July 5, and wrapping on October 5 in St. Louis, Missouri. For ticket information and check here.

See the full list of tour dates below.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill World Tour North America Dates:

Thu Jul 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley
Sun Jul 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live – A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley
Wed Jul 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley
Fri Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn's Landing – M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley
Sun Jul 15 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley
Wed Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage – Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East,Tierra Whack
Fri Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill – Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
Wed Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury
Thu Jul 26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater – Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury
Sun Jul 29 – St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium – Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
Tue Jul 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater – Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
Thu Aug 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily's Place – Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley
Fri Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – STATE BANK AMPHITHEATRE AT CHASTAIN PARK – Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory
Sun Aug 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Big Boi, Dave East, Victory
Wed Aug 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center – Nas, Santigold, Victory
Fri Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas – Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari
Sun Sep 09 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari
Wed Sep 12 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari
Fri Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Deer Lake Park – Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari
Sat Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center – Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces
Tue Sept 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl – Dave Chappelle, De La Soul
Thu Sep 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre – SZA, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces
Sat Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre – Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack
Mon Sep 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater – Nas, Talib Kwell, Tierra Whack
Wed Sep 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Santigold, Talib Kwell, Shabazz Palaces
Sat Sep 29 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land – Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
Sun Sep 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
Wed Oct 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena – Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces
Fri Oct 05 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena – Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

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"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

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We caught up with Duro Arts on a Sunday afternoon over Zoom. He took the call from Accra, Ghana, where he's currently working. We talked about his journey as a digital artist, his portfolio, creative process, and the changes he'd like to see in the creative industry.

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For someone who has accomplished a lot working behind the scenes of South Africa's television industry, very little is known about Bonga Percy Vilakazi. Well, except that he writes Pulitzer-deserving, essay-esque Instagram captions — the type whose sarcasm is likely to have anyone chuckling from start to finish.

Currently a series producer on The River, one of South Africa's most-awarded TV shows, and creative producer on the new-ish telenovela Legacy, Bonga Percy is ready to shove aside his privacy policy in the hope that someone out there will learn a thing or two from his career journey. "I've become less self-conscious about sharing my story," he explains. "I've always thought I was reachable and approachable, especially on social media, hence the reluctance to put myself out there."

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