Here’s what fans need to know about the touring hip hop festival, coming to Manchester, London and Birmingham.
Following a huge debut in 2019, Gods Of Rap is set to return to the UK later this year for arena dates in Manchester, London and Birmingham.
Gods Of Rap II is set to be headlined by legendary New York rapper Nas and will also feature full sets from DMX, The Lox and Gang Star, with Just Blaze on hosting duties.
Gods Of Rap II 2020 UK Tour Dates
23 April 2020 – Manchester Arena
24 April 2020 – The O2, London
25 April 2020 – Arena Birmingham
First breaking through in the 1990s, hip hop icon Nas is renowned the world over for his ground-breaking lyrics and flow.
The musician has sold over 20 million albums since the release of his seminal 1994 debut Illmatic, with his latest release Nasir dropping in 2018 to rave reviews.
Fans can look forward to hearing Nas perform classic tracks such as The World Is Yours, I Can, One Mic and Street Dreams.
Nas will be joined at Gods Of Rap II by fellow New York hip hop star DMX, in what will be his first UK shows in over 15 years. The rapper has seven studio albums under his belt so far, with his latest LP Undisputed released in 2012.
UK fans will perhaps know DMX best for his 2003 Top 10 hit X Gon’ Give It To Ya.
Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P – collectively known as The Lox – are also set to appear on this year’s tour.
During their stellar career the group have worked with the likes of Puff Daddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, and in 2016 dropped their latest critically acclaimed third album Filthy America… It’s Beautiful.
Completing the Gods Of Rap II bill are Gang Starr, who will perform a special legacy set at the shows, which complete with live band will pay tribute to founding member Guru.
All shows on the tour will be hosted and presented by the legendary producer Just Blaze.
Tickets for the Gods Of Rap II tour will be available from 10:00 on Friday 31 January 2020 through Ticketmaster.co.uk