The biggest tour of 2012 is getting ready to launch in October.  Fans of Nas and Lauren Hill are about to get a double dose of Hip-Hop royalty as the two legends will take to the road together for the "Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour".

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If there was ever a tour to go to, this is the one!  When Lauryn and Nas get together, that make magic. Here's a look back at the music video for "If I Ruled The world". PARENTS BE ADVISED THIS VIDEO MAY CONTAIN EXPLICIT LYRICS:

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Get the skinny on what stops the tour is going to make, details on Lauryn's new single and when you can get your tickets with Tha Wire below. In the meantime, T.I. is putting the pedal to the medal from his hit TV reality show "T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle", performing live concerts, acting, to releasing another book this week. Mr. T.I.P. has it going on. His first book was titled "Power & Beauty" and made the best sellers and this week he released the sequel, so to speak, titled ""Trouble & Triumph" which picks up where the other left off.

So, what's up for Tip on the music front?

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In more music news, The Soul Train Music Awards is just around the corner and Usher is leading the pack with the most nominations this year, however R. Kelly has the most nominations in the history of the show. Which by the way will pay homage to New Edition, the late Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse. Find out when you can tune in and who this year's host will be below with Tha Wire.
Finally, if you thought that Hip-Hop and R&B artist's were irrelevant when it comes to politics.....think again. This week super couple Beyonce and Jay-Z held a fundraiser to re-elect President Barack Obama and pulled in some massive dough. Here's Beyonce with a letter she wrote to our First Lady Michelle Obama:

Find out how much Jay-Z and Beyonce raised and get more details about all of today's juicy details now with Tha Wire.  Press play now: