The Best Upcoming Hip Hop Tours in 2017
When it comes to mainstream music, no other genre has had as much impact in the last 30 years as rap. Whether it’s Hip-Hop, the short-lived but highly influential crunk scene, trap, or R&B, most of the modern musical landscapes biggest artists come from this genre. Rap is arguably the biggest musical force of the 21st century with artists like Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, and new kings of the genre like Kendrick Lamar, and Chance the Rapper, they are the taste makers of modern music, with only a handful of bands from other genres worthy of sharing their spotlight.
This means that tickets to Hip Hop concerts are some of the most sought-after prizes to fans, who await the latest Hip Hop tours from their favourite artists with excitement and passion. Rarely has any genre of music in these modern times boasted such iconic voices that contribute to the cultural conversation, making rap tours a must see for even the most fair-weathered fan.
Hip Hop Gigs to Pick Up in 2017
2017 is packed to the gills with hip hop concerts that will blow your mind, and stop your pulse. Even as the year nears its end there are still a huge number of great artists announcing their latest rap tours. Run the Jewels, who have released their third straight masterpiece will be touring this autumn. Kendrick Lamar, who has consolidated his place as the voice of generation by following up To Pimp a Butterfly with the peerless. What, will take those solid gold tracks to the arenas that they deserve to be heard in. Chance the Rapper, the man who wins Grammy’s with mixtapes, will be honing his craft in front of a live audience. Then there is Vince Staples, the upstart rapper who laughs in the face of genre conventions, is not to be missed.
Eminem playing live in Glasgow in August means the legendary rapper, who is responsible for bringing hip-hop to the mainstream at the beginning of the millennium, will be announcing more shows soon. Make sure you know the minute those dates are announced.
With artists like these rap’s monopoly on the mainstream is set to continue for another 30 years. Be part of their history by seeing them live and experience the greatest hip hop concerts 2017 has to offer. You will only regret it if you don’t buy a ticket.
Take a look at the hip-hop tours, including Run the Jewels, Wiz Khalifa, Vince Staples, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and more, coming to a city near you this year in the gallery above.