Buckle up, hip-hop fans! 2023 is shaping to be a golden year for live performances, featuring a star-studded lineup that’ll keep you on your toes. With stars like Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J, and Drake lighting up stages across the globe, it’s time to secure your spot for the next local rap concert in your area. Here’s a quick, must-see list of the top 10 live performances that are a must-see.
- Kendrick Lamar’s The Big Steppers Tour
We’re kicking things off with a historic one. Step into history with Kendrick Lamar’s “The Big Steppers” tour, now the highest-grossing hip-hop tour—ever. Raking in an impressive $110.9 million from 73 sold-out shows, Lamar’s tour is not just a show; it’s an experience. Brace yourself for an electrifying journey through his discography at upcoming summer festivals.
- L.L. Cool J’s F.O.R.C.E. Live Tour
Next up, we have a hip-hop legend hitting the road. L.L. Cool J is back and hitting the summer circuit with his “F.O.R.C.E. Live” tour. Imagine a high-energy, Grammy-inspired mash-up with The Roots, D.J. Jazzy Jeff, and D.J. Z-Trip. Traditional sets? Forget it. Expect a non-stop, interwoven extravaganza.
- Lil Nas X’s Festival Stops
Ready for a blend of infectious hits and surprises? Then Lil Nas X’s energetic and engaging performances are just what you need. His boundary-breaking style is a breath of fresh air in the hip-hop scene, effortlessly connecting with audiences and creating an electrifying atmosphere at various summer festival stops.
- Drake’s Arena Tour
From June to October, gear up for a spectacular display of Drake’s stage command. Each show is visually stunning, musically captivating, and filled with chart-topping hits – a thrilling ride you wouldn’t want to miss.
- Lizzo’s Special Tour
Lizzo continues to dazzle with her “Special” tour from Knoxville to Palm Desert. The powerhouse, backed by the opening act Latto, promises to serve up unforgettable performances for her North American fans.
- Mavi’s Summer Tour
North Carolina’s Mavi is bringing his much-anticipated album, Laughing So Hard It Hurts, to life on stage. He’s touring North America and Europe this summer, promising spectacular shows for his fans. Expect a thrilling combination of rhythm and rhyme.
- Run the Jewels’ 10th Anniversary Tour
Run the Jewels, the acclaimed duo Killer Mike and El-P, celebrate a decade of hip-hop magic with a special tour. Prepare for unique sets, special guests, and exciting surprises across major cities.
- Flo Rida’s U.S. Tour
The ever-energetic Flo Rida is set to hit multiple cities across the United States from May to September. Expect a lively evening filled with his trademark party anthems to keep you on your feet.
- Pitbull’s North American Tour
The versatile Pitbull is embarking on a North American tour this summer, with outdoor shows at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in North Carolina and the St. Augustine Amphitheater in Florida promising to be standout dates. With 11 studio albums under his belt, prepare to be regaled with various hits.
- Post Malone’s Twelve-Carat Tour
Rounding out our top 10, Post Malone will be jet-setting across the U.K. and Europe, culminating in a North American show at BottleRock Napa Valley in Napa County, California, on May 26. Grab your tickets early to enjoy his unique blend of genres and emotive lyrics.
There you have it. An exciting year awaits hip-hop enthusiasts. Don’t miss out! Head over to Cheapo Ticketing, grab those tickets, and gear up for a year of unforgettable hip-hop performances!