Drake. Lizzo. Cardi B. Migos. There are several artists who’ve contributed in making rap and hip-hop the centerpiece of contemporary pop music… these are merely the few. From rising rapper Princess Nokia to the unfolding greatness of Kendrick Lamar, there are countless rappers who are making the concert tour circuit, theirs.
Here are the Best Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts in 2020, for those rap fans out there who are committed to seeing these amazing musicians live.
Post Malone: Runaway Tour 2020
On Tour: Through July 2020
Since 2019’s release of Hollywood’s Bleeding, the third studio album and highly anticipated follow-up to 2018’s beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone has been steadfast, on the road. Performing to sold-out crowds in just about every arena he steps foot in, Post Malone has gained an unprecedented amount of support in just the four years since his breakout hit, “White Iverson.”
From rampant, bursting energy to his more melancholic, introspective self, Post Malone is said to deliver a wide range of feeling on his Runaway Tour
—in no doubt supported by his emotionally diverse catalogue of music. Post is, without question, one of the best rap shows you can attend.
On Tour: Through June 2020
DaBaby—the rising rapper from Charlotte, North Carolina—has finally erupted on the rap scene after three years of dropping mixtapes and EPs. His most recent offering, Kirk, finds him collaborating with some of the biggest names in rap including Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, and Migos. Now, DaBaby is taking his lyrical flamboyance and rap prowess across the nation this Fall and Winter to celebrate what has been a huge, career-defining year.
Feed The Streetz 2020 Tour
On Tour: April 24 – May 30, 2020
Rick Ross has blessed us with the announcement of a huge rap concert tour coming your way this spring and early summer. The “Feed The Streetz 2020 Tour” brings Rick Ross to several U.S cities alongside a crew of rap’s heavyweights, including 2 Chainz, T.I., Yo Gotti, Lil Kim, Jeezy, and Boosie Badazz. DJ Drama is also scheduled as the official DJ for most of the shows.
So far, the “Feed The Streetz” tour is scheduled to kick off in Atlanta and make stops in Houston, Brooklyn, Oakland, Chicago, L.A., and Greensboro, North Carolina. According to their website, more dates are to be announced.
On Tour: Through April 2020
The M.A stands for “Me Always,” and that’s the way this Brooklyn rapper prefers. Since her breakout single in 2016, Young M.A has experienced a rare, rapid form of fame. Her single “Ooouuu” cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, a huge feat for any artist, let alone an independent female rapper.
After opening for Beyoncé, sharing the Hot 97’s Summer Jam stage with legendary rappers such as Queen Latifah, and making Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2018, Young M.A reflects on her success as well-earned, well-deserved, but still, lightening in a bottle. Now, riding the wave of 2019’s Herstory in the Making, Young M.A is jetting out to meet her loyal rans on the road. You can celebrate with Young M.A on the “Herstory in the Making North American Tour,” this spring.
On Tour: July 11 – September 3, 2020
It’s been three years since fans in North America have been presented with the opportunity to catch The Weeknd, live. Now, behind his forthcoming, sixth studio album After Hours (March 20th, 2020), The Weeknd is scheduled to tour Canada and the U.S from July through September.
Led by the singles “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless,” After Hours, so far, signals a return to the grittier, trap-house music of The Weeknd’s past. Though, unlike most songs on Trilogy and Kiss Land, these new tracks from The Weeknd also indicate his muscular sense for music that can be industry-pop famous. Always giving fans a truthful blend of both lightness and darkness, The Weeknd’s new project gleans the pain of being alive. And judging by the intense visuals, The Weeknd’s “After Hours” Tour is a concert you won’t want to miss.
On Tour: Through May 9, 2020
The critically acclaimed rap collective hailing from New York continues to tour the country, bringing beloved singles and rappers to the faces of their fans. Recently commemorating their 25th anniversary, in addition to being the subjects of a Hulu series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga, most of the original members have remained to celebrate, tour, and perform together with the same ecstatic energy they’ve always had.
Lately, fans have been able to catch Wu-Tang Clan at more intimate, theater venues. For the remainder of 2020, Wu-Tang will be performing at the famed Ryman Auditorium, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, and others.
The Millennium Tour
On Tour: Through May 10, 2020
When it was first announced that early-2000s R&B and hip-hop hitmakers would be the main feature of a large-scale rap tour, no one could’ve predicted its critical success. Those jams! The fashion! The nostalgia! Truly, no one could put a price on taking a trip down memory lane.
This time around “The Millennium Tour,” Omarion is rolling solo. Over 32 dates, he’ll share the spotlight with Bow Wow, Ashanti, Pretty Ricky, Soulja Boy, Sammie, Ying Yang Twins and Lloyd.
Fans, don’t forget to sport your Baby Phat and Nelly-inspired face bandaids, because these crowds are bringing it when it comes to early-2000s R&B fashion trends.
On Tour: April 10 – July 7, 2020
The already Grammy-nominated artist Jessie Reyez will be embarking on her Before Love Came to Kill Us tour this spring, the first leg kicking off May 23rd. Reyez is touring in support of her forthcoming debut record of the same name, due out March 27th.
So far, Reyez has released two singles from Before Love Came to Kill Us
—the positively toned “Love in the Dark” and the deeply personal “Far Away,” a track which speaks to her own experiences as a migrant and being separated from her family. Behind the force of her vision, Reyez continues to garner critical success while remaining true to her experience, and her fans. Come celebrate with Reyez this spring and summer as she lends her voice to fans nationwide.