LL Cool J‘s The F.O.R.C.E. Live will be his first headlining tour in 30 years, and according to the star, it will be bigger and better than anything his fans have ever seen from him.
“This is going to be a show unlike anything,” he said on Instagram Live to The Roots‘ Questlove and Black Thought, who will be joining him on the trek. “I haven’t done an arena tour in many years, you know what I’m sayin’? And I put all my energy into making this thing right. This is like everything we’ve ever done on super-roids. So it’s going to be way more than you can imagine, you know what I’m sayin’?”
Quest, who says the opportunity is “super major,” further teased the outing will be formatted similarly to the hip-hop tribute he produced at the Grammys in honor of the genre’s milestone 50th birthday.
“I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel,” said Quest. “But, I’m also trying to give people something that they’ve never seen before … the way we’re formatting the show, it’s going to be like the Grammys performance on steroids.”
The F.O.R.C.E. Live aka the “ultimate Hip Hop mash-up tour” will begin June 25 in Boston, with fellow hip-hop stars The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Z-Trip. Others including Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Ross, Queen Latifah, Big Boi, De La Soul, Jadakiss, Method Man, Redman, Rakim and Common will also pop out for appearances sometime during the tour.
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