Maybe I was being a bit harsh about the lack of hip-hop shows in South Florida.
If circumstantial evidence is to be believed, three major acts MAY be coming down here (none of it is confirmed, though):
- Mos Def: Miami's best hip-hop site, The 305, says that Mos Def and Jay Electronica will take The Ecstatic tour to the Adrienne Arsht Center in Downtown Miami on August 15.
- Beastie Boys: Ticketmaster has a listing for a Beastie Boys date in the soon-to-be-reopened Bayfront Park Amphitheater on October 8. Problem is, clicking on it reroutes you to a now gone LiveNation page.
- Kanye West: The hip-hop superstar plans to tour the U.S. in the Fall with pop singer Lady Gaga. If this Gaga fan site is correct, the tour will hit Bank Atlantic Center on December 9.
I'll have more information as soon as (if?) the shows are officially announced.