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NEWS: Pusha Praises 08 Hip-Hop Tours

[Editor’s Note: In conjunction with XXL’s annual love/hate issue, artists spoke on their personal love/hate moments of the year.]

Rappers are getting the picture. As record sales continue to chute, MCs took the stage like never before this year.

Kanye West did several legs of his critically-acclaimed Glow In The Dark tour while Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige joined forces for The Heart Of The City tour. N.E.R.D, Common and of course The Roots, were among the countless others who lived on the road this past calendar. Pusha T, one half of The Clipse, loved every minute of it.

” What I loved about hip-hop was the concerts in 08,” Pusha told “I mean you had the Glow In The Dark, you had like Common and N.E.R.D, what else I catch…You had Jeezy, there was just like a lot of concert series and I appreciated it.”

“And they put on some like really dope, powerful shit,” he continued. “And like before you mentioned the times, so it was great to see people get they money up, put their money together to come out and support the music and be entertained. It looked like therapy for some people to be out there. Including myself, that’s one thing I loved about it.” –Marvin Brandon

XXL’s January/Febuary (Love/Hate) issue hits stands December 5th.

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