Rap concerts. Where fans gather to celebrate the best voices in the game. With who’s up right now—Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Drake, Childish Gambino, Lil Wayne, Migos—there’s no way you want to miss a rap concert near you. Here are the Best Rap and Hip-Hop Concerts in 2019.
Wu-Tang Clan: “Gods of Rap” Tour
On Tour: April 25, 2019 – August 3, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan. Public Enemy. De La Soul. Three iconic rap collectives, groups who took part in what was arguably the most formative of the rap eras. Wu-Tang will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Public Enemy is taking their victory lap to honor the 30th anniversary of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. And it’s been three decades since De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising, a strange and perfect coincidence that brings these acts together on what could be the best rap concert tour of 2019.
Lil Pump & Lil Skies
On Tour: April 19, 2019 – May 22, 2019
This Spring, Gucci Gang alum Lil Pump will be going on tour with Lil Skies. The “I Love It” rapper has recently been in the company of Latinx artists Bad Bunny, Anuel AA, and Sousa, leading fans to believe he’s venturing into the world of Spanish trap music. Will Lil Pump call in a favor and bring Bad Bunny out as a tour guest? We wouldn’t be surprised.
Kodak Black: “Dying to Live” Tour
On Tour: April 17, 2019 – May 7, 2019
Fans are hoping that the legal battles of Kodak Black’s past stay behind him, as the rapper continues to rise. Last year’s Dying to Live—featuring Juice WRLD, Travis Scott, and Lil Pump—will be supported by a North American Tour. Fans will also get to hear Kodak Black’s latest singles, “Pimpin Ain’t Easy” and “Calling My Spirit” on the “Dying to Live” Tour.
On Tour: April 14, 2019 – July 19, 2019
Last year’s Some Rap Songs was a relatively quiet release, but its effects were strong, they were rippled, so that the longer Some Rap Songs was available to listen to, the more we loved it. And the more we wanted to see it live. Despite Earl Sweatshirt’s troubled touring history, the former Odd Future member has committed to a full Summer on the road. The “Fire It Up!” tour will be supported by BBYMUTHA, Black Noise, Liv.e, Mike, and Na-Kel Smith. Then, Earl Sweatshirt will join Anderson .Paak’s “Best Teef in the Game” Tour for select dates.
Anderson .Paak: “Best Teef in the Game” Tour
On Tour: May 17, 2019 – June 27, 2019
In the past year, Anderson .Paak has released not one but two Dre-produced albums. The first LP, Oxnard, contained the Kendrick Lamar featuring banger “Tints”, while the slower, groovier Ventura holds the soulful singles “Make it Better” and “King James”. Needless to say, .Paak has a huge arsenal of songs to perform—to rap, to dance, to drum—on the “Best Teef in the Game” Tour. Anderson .Paak will be supported by Noname, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Demarco, Thundercat, and Jessie Reyez.
On Tour: April 26, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Though we have yet to receive confirmation on Cardi B’s supposed female-led rap tour “Femme It Forward”, we know the ubiquitous and critically acclaimed rapper will be on the road for most of the Summer. In addition to hitting up pretty much every major summer music festival, Cardi B will be touring in support of last year’s Invasion of Privacy, this year’s lead-off hit single “Money”, and the new, Bruno Mars-assisted “Please Me”. Cardi B will be joined by Teyana Taylor and City Girls on select dates.
Juice WRLD & Ski Mask The Slump God: “A Death Race for Love” Tour
On Tour: April 25, 2019 – June 8, 2019
In addition to linking up with Suzuki for the “A Death Race for Love” Tour merch, Chicago-rapper Juice WRLD also hosted an “experience” at the Palm Springs Air Museum to get fans hyped about his upcoming trek through the states—not to mention his Coachella debut, which we are certain will be a huge moment in his career. Joined by Ski Mask The Slump God and the Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, Juice WRLD’s “A Death Race for Love” Tour is definitely one to attend this year.
On Tour: April 18, 2019 – October 12, 2019
With a career spanning over 25 years, Snoop Dogg has all the juice he needs to keep touring. Not only does he have the fanbase to tour for as long as he wants, but he has the connections to bring names as big as himself out on stage with him. Ice Cube. Bone Thugs. Warren G. 2 Chainz. 50 Cent. Lil Wayne. Schoolboy Q. Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest rappers around, and his concert tickets are fortified by the company he keeps. Don’t miss your chance to see this legend as he spends time with fellow rap icons.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
On Tour: April 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019
One of the more experimental rappers out there, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, experienced a strange sort of stardom last year’s Hoodie SZN. Though he spent several weeks atop the Billboard charts, Hoodie SZN garnered record low album sales for an album in its position. Nevermind the distinction, as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie continues to expand his fanbase by delivering energizing rap shows, his trap bangers perfect for keeping a venue going well past closing time.