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Best Rap & Hip Hop in Oakland

Black Violin at Fox Theatre Oakland

Black Violin

Classical music meets hip-hop in the groundbreaking duo Black Violin are heading out on tour! This outing that blurs the lines between genre, race, and gender with its unique fusion of groove and strings. The outfit features Will Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on the violin. Don't miss your chance to catch them live as they come to a stage near you.

Andre 3000 at Fox Theatre Oakland

Andre 3000

Andr 3000, renowned for his infectious hip-hop style as part of Outkast, took a bold artistic turn in 2023 with the release of his debut solo album "New Blue Sun.". Moving away from groovy beats and emotional wordplay, Andre released an entirely instrumental album (featuring lots of flutes). Andre 3000 will be bringing the New Blue Sun to life with Carlos Nio, Nate Mercereau, Surya Botofasina, and Deantoni Parks.

Juvenile at Fox Theatre Oakland

Juvenile

American rapper Juvenile and the 400 Degreez Band are heading out on a huge nationwide tour this summer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the gold-certified track, Back That Azz Up. You might have caught the orchestral rendition that he performed during his NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert, and his live show promises to be even better. Make sure you catch him on this special tour!

Die Antwoord at Fox Theatre Oakland

Die Antwoord

For those who don't know yet Die Antwoord (Afrikaans: "The Answer") are a futuristic rap-rave crew from South Africa who represent a fresh new style called Zef, itself a combination of rejected elements from past styles. Hilarious and disturbing in equal measure, their live performances know no equal, as the international attention for their debut video Enter The Ninja proved.

Michael Franti and Spearhead at Fox Theatre Oakland

Michael Franti and Spearhead

Barefooted soul rocker Michael Franti marches to the beat of his own groovy drum. The multi-talented rapper, music maker, and spoken-word artist imbues each of his projects with advocacy for social and political issues, yet retains and promotes a spirit of positivity and togetherness. Don't miss the muso as he hits the road this spring, bringing his funky style to you!

Chris Brown at Oakland Arena

Chris Brown

Headline-grabbing RnB superstar Chris Brown may not always be in the press for the right reasons but amidst all the controversy he's managed to keep churning out hit after hit. In support of his latest studio album, 2023's 11:11, Chris Brown heads out on his select tour dates across the USA including headlining LA's Crypto Arena!

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