Ghostface & Rakim Go On Tour

Ghostface & Rakim Go On Tour

Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah, hip-hop legend Rakim and underground favorite Brother Ali are set to join forces for the first annual Hip Hop Live! tour later this month, each performing with a live band.

The national tour, which will also feature the sweet sounds of the Rhythm Roots Allstars – a 10-piece live band that has played with Outkast, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, the Black Eyed Peas – is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles on October 29 and end in Philadelphia on November 21. Tickets are currently on sale.

"Hip-Hop's roots are nourished by live music," said Rakim via statement, who plans to offer classic tracks on tour as well as new material from his upcoming album, The Seventh Seal. "For artists who dug through crates searching for the perfect sample, always trying to replicate the sounds of a full band, standing on a stage, moving the crowd in front of this talent is both the nexus and the pinnacle of what we do."

In related news, the HIP HOP LIVE! tour kicks off just 10 days after Ghost wraps a headlining gig for the hip-hop portion of Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" campus tour. The Wu veteran has also been in the studio working on the collective's upcoming release, 8 Diagrams.

Scheduled dates for the HIP HOP LIVE! tour are as follows:

October 29 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues

October 30 – San Diego, CA – 4th & B

October 31 – Long Beach, CA – The Vault

November 1 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

November 2 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

November 3 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

November 4 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

November 7 – Park City, UT – Harry O's

November 8 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

November 9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up

November 10 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Theatre

November 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

November 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

November 13 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Theater

November 15 – New Haven, CT – Toad's Place

November 16 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre

November 17 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar

November 18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

November 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

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