Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill team up for fall tour

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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas have revealed plans to join forces for a co-headlining tour this fall. The joint tour, dubbed the “Life Is Good/Black Rage”, will stop in Massachusetts for a night at Boston’s House of Blues on Sunday, November 11. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Live Nation for $59.50 and $75.

Nas will be touring in support of his new album, Life is Good. Released in July, the New York rapper’s eleventh studio release debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It was recorded at various recording studios and produced primarily by No I.D. and Salaam Remi. Life is Good features singles “Nasty”, “The Don” and “Daughters”. On the album, Nas is joined by a plethora of guests include Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Anthony Hamilton, Miguel and Swizz Beatz. The late Amy Winehouse contributes vocals to “Cherry Wine”.

Hill will use the tour to promote her upcoming single “Black Rage”, which will be released later this fall. The single is expected to be included on her highly anticipated follow-up to 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, though no official details on the rumored album have been announced. In 2010, she released a new single called  “Repercussions”.

“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” said Hill of the new single in a press release. “I’ve been a long-standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have 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.”

The tour will mark Nas and Hill’s first together since the release of their hit collaborative single “If I Ruled the World” from Nas’ 1996 album It Was Written. The two have performed the song together a few times earlier this year, including at the Rock the Bells Festival in New York earlier this month. A video of the performance is streaming below.

“This is history,” Nas declared in a press release. “Better late than never. Life is good!”

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