September 19, 2012


Nas, Lauryn Hill Announce 'Life Is Good/Black Rage' Tour

Ilya S. Savenok
Ilya S. Savenok

Those of you who enjoy celebrating the jubilant frivolities of life while simultaneously raging against a bleak, oppressive, tyrannical system finally have their perfect concert, as Nas and Lauryn Hill announced their "Life Is Good/Black Rage" tour beginning October 29 in Dallas.

The 10-date tour takes its name from Nas's recent album Life Is Good and Hill's upcoming track "Black Rage," set for release this fall and described by Hill as "a juxtaposition to the statement 'life is good.'"

“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” said Hill in a statement. “I've been a long-standing rebel against the stale overcommoditization. As artists, we have the opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving.”

Nas was slightly terser: “This is history. Better late than never. Life is good!”

Nas, who collaborated with Hill on 1996's "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)," brought out Hill at Summer Jam in June and the pair can now enter our illustrious gallery of Music's Coolest Joint Tours alongside Nas's 20 Years of a Hip Hop Icon gallery.

The tour criss-crosses the country before ending November 19 in Oakland.

Nas Brings Out Lauryn Hill at Summer Jam