Arts & Culture

Gods of Rap II ‘N.Y State of Mind’ 2020 Tour

6:00 pm | 23 April 2020
Manchester Arena | £49.20

Following the sold-out UK and European dates in 2019, Gods of Rap returns this April for three very special UK arena dates.

Nas headlines a stacked bill that includes full sets from DMXThe Lox and Gang Starr who are all set to perform a huge, once-in-a-lifetime show at Manchester Arena on Thursday 23 April followed by a return to London at The O2 on Friday 24 April and a final date at Birmingham Arena on Saturday 25 April. All shows will be hosted and presented by the legendary Just Blaze.

A hip-hop icon since the early 1990’s, Nas emerged from the Queensbridge neighbourhood of Long Island City to become one of the greatest MC’s of all time. Nas has since gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide over the span of his legendary career and received 13 Grammy awards in the process.

A well-known veteran in the world of rap DMX began his career in the ‘90s with his debut studio album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, released in 1998. Throughout his epic musical career, he has released seven studio albums the most recent, Undisputed, in 2012.

The Lox are headed up by Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P. The New York-based rap trio have written and rapped on hits by the likes of Puff Daddy, the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Mariah Carey.

Undoubtedly one of the most revered, beloved and influential groups in hip hop, Gang Starr will be performing a very special Legacy set with a live band and a visual experience, which pays tribute to original founding member Guru.

In 2019 Gods of Rap saw some of the biggest and most influential rap groups in the world come together, and this year Gods of Rap II is set to build on this legacy by once again uniting a host of legends.

  • Thursday 23rd April @ Manchester Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1AR – tickets from £49.20
  • Friday 24th April @ O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX – tickets from £80.95
  • Saturday 25th April @ Arena Birmingham, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA – tickets from £74.35


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