Summer’s right around the corner and hip-hop artists are poised to hit parks, theaters and stores near you starting in June. In celebration of Black Music Month, Apple will be holding in-store performances in New York City, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Miami, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta throughout June.The concert series will kick off with Tiffany Evans in NYC’s Soho branch this weekend (June 1st). Wyclef Jean, MC Lyte, Mistah F.A.B., E-40, David Banner, Talib Kweli, Pastor Troy & Killer Mike, Yung Berg, B.o.b, Janelle Monae, Dwele and Michelle Williams are also slated to hit the stage. [Live at the Apple Store]

Meanwhile, Rakim will embark on the Paid Dues tour in NYC next week (June 4th). De La Soul, GZA, Blackalicious, Little Brother, Hieroglyphics, Murs, Buckshot & 9th Wonder, Supernatural and Kidz In The Hall round out the lineup. The festival will also make stops in Ft. Lauderdale, Denver and San Francisco. [Paid Dues Tour]

Last but not least, KRS-One, DJ Premier and Boot Camp Click’s Buckshot will headline the 4th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on July 12th. The fest will actually kick off two days before with various events and other performances leading up to the main show. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. [Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival] ---XXL staff