In terms of popularity, Hip Hop currently ranks number 1 in the U.S.A. music industry.
Enjoying widespread exposure and accessibility like never before, Hip Hop and rap music concerts rarely have free spots left, and they book out super quickly. Keep reading to discover more about this genre and its concert scene in particular.
Most experts agree that early rap and Hip Hop were a mixture of jazz, funk, and electronic music combined with spoken poetry. All these elements were incorporated in a manner that the D.J.s created a looped piece of music called a beat. Rap artists (also called "M.C.s") would perform their lyrical poetry to this. A whole array of thriving musical subcultures like beatboxing, breakdancing, and MC-ing also developed through early Hip Hop and rap.
Although early rap songs weren't very successful in their time, their main aim was to speak out about touching social issues. The likes of racism, lack of infrastructure for the poor, and inadequate wages were common themes. Despite facing a significant mainstream evolution focusing on mass appeal, several present-day Hip Hop and rap artists still hold to their roots.
"8 Mile", Juice," "Straight Outta Compton," and some iconic movies featuring this genre pushed rap and Hip Hop towards huge commercial success.
Here is a list of some currently trending artists within this genre and the concert details of their tours.
"Tyler The Creator" or Tyler Gregory Okonma is a 21-year-old rap artist holding a Grammy and other prestigious accolades to his name. Rising to fame after his debut album "Bastard," he went on to shake the hip hop industry with his prodigious talent.
Some concert venues for his recent tours include "Pechanga Arena" in San Diego, California, "Footprint Center" in Phoenix, Arizona, "Michelob Ultra Arena" in Las Vegas, Nevada, "American Airlines Center" in Dallas, Texas, and "Don Haskins Center" in El Paso, Texas.
"Kendrick Lamar" is another big name in this industry with two Grammys and a Pulitzer Prize in his name. Bursting into mainstream fame with his debut label album "Good Kid M.A.A.D. City" in 2012, his likeability hasn't stopped growing since.
Some concert venues he will be performing in this year include "Las Vegas Festival Grounds," "The Forum" in Los Angeles," and "Darien Lake Amphitheater" in Darien Center, New York.
Remember to skim past our detailed list of artists and venues to grab a ticket for popular Hip Hop and rap concerts before they sell out.