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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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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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Featuring Wizkid, Alicia Keys x Diamond Platnumz, Manu WorldStar, Maya Amolo, La Dame Blanche and more.

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Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Michael Kiwanuka Wins Highly Coveted 2020 Mercury Prize

The British-Ugandan artist proves that staying true to yourself will get you further than you can imagine.

British-Ugandan musician Michael Kiwanuka has gone on to win the 2020 Mercury Prize at this year's virtual awards ceremony.

The win was assigned to Kiwanuka's 2019 album KIWANUKA, produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo. KIWANUKA, Michael's third full-length so far, seems to be the artists' most personal one yet.

In his own words, Kiwanuka told New Statesman, "I thought, what better way to say that you're comfortable with who you are than by using just your name? KIWANUKA goes against fame, it goes against success. It's not in the pocket, it's not a smooth rock'n'roll name that's up in lights. It can be clumsy, if you haven't seen it before."

Well, we are certainly grateful for the singer's personal evolution as it has landed him top honors in the industry, as well as, amongst his die hard fans.

The artist said of his win, "I don't even know what to say - I'm speechless. This is amazing...I don't even have any words. This is ridiculous, it's crazy! I'm so happy. Third time's a charm. It's blown my mind. I'm over the moon, I'm so excited - this is for art, for music, for albums. This is the only thing I've ever wanted to do so to win a Mercury is a dream come true. I'm so happy. Music and art means so much to me and this is an award that celebrates that so I'm over the moon."

Watch Michael Kiwanuka's performance of "You Ain't The Problem" off of his Mercury Prize winning album "KIWANUKA" here.

Mercury Prize 2020 Winner | Michael Kiwanuka - You Ain't The Problem (Later... With Jools Holland) www.youtube.com

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