LL Cool J’s F.O.R.C.E. Tour will bring The Roots, Rakim, De La Soul, and DJ Jazzy Jeff to Charlotte and Raleigh

By CLTure

April 25, 2023 (updated)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, Grammy Award-winning rapper and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J has announced his first headlining tour in 30 years, coming to Charlotte and Raleigh this summer with The Roots, Rakim, De La Soul, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Juvenile. The F.O.R.C.E. Tour (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy) builds off the dynamic performance at the 65th Grammy Awards with the legendary hip-hop band, The Roots. The show is billed as a “non-stop musical mash-up with artist performances interwoven within one continuous musical set backed by The Roots.”

“I’m excited to be on my first Arena tour in 30 years. It’s proof that our culture is more viable than ever. Get ready for some non-stop beats and rhymes,” LL Cool J said in the official press release.

The tour will make stops in Charlotte on September 9 at Spectrum Center and Raleigh on July 8 at PNC Arena. 

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