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Mary J. Blige, Nas coming to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Mary J. Blige arrives for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center on January 21, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Mary J. Blige arrives for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center on January 21, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Published Apr. 16, 2019

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You can't tell the story of '90s hip hop without Nas and Mary J. Blige. So it makes sense that they're hitting the road together this summer.

The Brooklyn rapper and Bronx-born singer are teaming up for a co-headlining run that'll kick off in Florida, with its second stop at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 13. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here for details.

Mary J. has never really gone away, but she's really had a renaissance the last couple of years, earning two Oscar nominations last year, including one for Best Supporting Actress, for Mudbound. You can now catch her on Netflix's The Umbrella Academy.

Nas, on the other hand, remains one of the most respected emcees of all time, having performed with the likes of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. His most recent LP, last year's Nasir, was produced by Kanye West.

Maybe they'll decide to team up during the show for a live performance of Love Is All We Need or Sincerity. Either way, they've got enough big tracks to fill out two full sets on their own.

Click here for details on their Tampa show.

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.

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