In 2012, Ice-T released the Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap documentary that he co-directed and starred in, and this year he'll follow that with a touring festival called "The Art of Rap." He's presenting it with his manager Mickey Bentson and SiriusXM, and it runs from mid-July through early August. A Sirius presale for all dates starts Thursday (5/12) at 10 AM local time, and the general on-sale begins Friday (5/13) at noon.

Lineups very by date, and there's a pretty impressive batch of artists booked. The tour hits NYC on July 29 at the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, and that one features Ice-T joined by Public Enemy, Grandmaster's Furious Five, Naughty By Nature, Mobb Deep, Kurtis Blow, EPMD and host Busy Bee. Tickets for that one will be on sale at this link. All dates are listed below.

Mobb Deep also play Disclosure's Wild Life fest in NYC with Anderson .Paak and more. Tickets for that fest are still available, and there's also a few hours left to win a pair from us.

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"The Art of Rap" -- 2016 Tour Dates
July 16 Gexa Pavilion Dallas, TX
July 17 Austin360 Amphitheater Austin, TX
July 22 Palladium Hollywood, CA
July 23 Downtown Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
July 29 Coney Island Amphiteater Brooklyn, NY
July 31 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
August 5 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
August 6 Freedom Hill Amphiteatre Detroit, MI