'Art of Rap Tour' to Stop at NJPAC This February

'Art of Rap Tour' to Stop at NJPAC This February

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Art of Rap Tour on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM.

This 2018 Art of Rap Tour (inspired by Ice-T's popular documentary, The Art of Rap) returns to NJPAC with an all-new who's-who of some of the hottest artists on the hip-hop scene: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, EPMD, N.O.R.E., Big Daddy Kane, Onyx, Mr. Cheeks, Brand Nubian and Roxanne Shanté.

This electrifying concert will feature the GRAMMY-winning hip-hop unit Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, classified by MTV as "the most melodic hip-hop group of all time"; EPMD, known for a unique brand of funk-fueled, sample-heavy hip-hop that reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the hit single, "Crossover"; N.O.R.E., a solo artist known for his work in traditional hip-hop as well as reggaetón; and legendary, GRAMMY-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane, one of the most influential MCs in all of hip-hop, described by Rolling Stone as "a master wordsmith of rap's late-golden age."

This Art of Rap Tour also welcomes hardcore hip-hop group Onyx, known for their acclaimed LPs Bacdafucup (and its hit single, "Slam"), All We Got Iz Us and Shut 'Em Down; GRAMMY-winning rapper Mr. Cheeks, acclaimed for his work with the group Lost Boyz as well as his work as a solo artist; Brand Nubian, whose debut album, One for All, is one of the most recognized and influential alternative hip-hop albums of the 1990s; and hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shanté (Bad Sister, The Bitch is Back), whose life and art inspired Roxanne, Roxanne, a new biopic that debuted to overwhelming acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Tickets to see The Art of Rap Tour with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, EPMD, N.O.R.E., Big Daddy Kane, Onyx, Mr. Cheeks, Brand Nubian, and Roxanne Shanté are on sale Friday, November 17th at 10 AM at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where Great Performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

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