Def Jam artist Nas has announced a 23-city tour in support of his latest LP Hip Hop is Dead. The tour, which will focus on smaller venues and clubs, kicks off on April 2 at Cleveland’s House of Blues and will pass through cities such as Baltimore, Orlando, Atlanta and Montreal before wrapping up on May 2 in San Diego, CA. Hip Hop is Dead debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in November of 2006, becoming the third release from the rapper to debut in the top slot. To date the project has moved over 649,000 copies.