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The 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 10 AM at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office. 

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