Los Angeles is home to a rich music scene. Countless top-notch venues, festivals, and musicians are located in the City of Angels. Particularly, LA is known for its immense hip-hop scene. Many of the greatest rappers have come out of the huge metropolitan area, and many of the world’s next best artists are moving to the West Coast to advance their careers. Further, locals and traveling artists alike perform on a daily basis in Los Angeles. With the pandemic fizzling and the summer heating up, there are tons of hip-hop shows going on this July.
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Los Angeles Hip-Hop Shows July 2022
Curren$y | July 9th
Curren$y is a rapper and label head from New Orleans, Louisiana. The Jet Life Recordings founder has been releasing music since the early 2000s and continues to drop new music to this day. On July 9th, Curren$y will be performing with a full band in Garden Grove, California at the Garden Amphitheatre. LA-based rapper, G Perico, will be opening for him.
Too $hort | July 9th & 30th
Releasing music since the 80s, Too $hort is a trailblazer in West Coast rap. He was born in South Central Los Angeles and went on to be a pioneer of the Bay Area rap scene. Too $hort will be performing at Michelada Rumble at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California on July 9th. You can also catch Too $hort performing with Vanilla Ice at Microsoft Theater on July 30th as well as with Ohgeesy and Shoreline Mafia on the same day at Catch One.
DJ Quik | July 16th
DJ Quik is a rapper, songwriter, DJ, and producer from Compton. Releasing music since the late 80s, DJ Quik is a pioneer in the G-funk style of West Coast hip-hop. He will be performing twice in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in July. You can catch him in Pomona at the Fox Theater on July 10th as well as in Garden Grove at the Garden Amphitheater on July 16th with Suga Free.
Machine Gun Kelly | July 13th
Also known as MGK, Machine Gun Kelly is a rapper, singer, and actor from Houston, Texas. He is known for his blend of alternative hip-hop and rock. MGK will be performing on July 13th at Kia Forum in Inglewood. Avril Lavigne and WILLOW will be opening for him as a part of his Mainstream Sellout tour.
BLXST | July 14th
Hailing from Los Angeles, BLXST is an emerging rapper that has been releasing music since 2018. Still early in his career, BLXST can be found on Kendrick Lamar’s latest album as well as collaborating with YG, Eric Bellinger, Nas, and more. The young rapper will be performing in Anaheim at the House of Blues on July 14th. Audrey Nuna will be opening for him.
Sean Kingston | July 16th
Sean Kingston is an American-Jamaican rapper and singer from Kingston, Jamaica. He has been active since the early 2000s when he made people swoon and is most known for his hits “Beautiful Girls,” “Fire Burning,” and “Take You There.” Sean Kingston will be performing at The Novo in LA on July 16th.
Soulja Boy | July 16th
Known as the rapper to be first at a ton of things, Soulja Boy broke out in 2007 with his hit “Crank That” which went viral on YouTube and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. More recently, in 2019, Soulja Boy went viral again when he dramatically reacted to Charlamagne tha God saying Drake is the biggest rapper in the world during an infamous interview on the Breakfast Club. The Chicago rapper will be performing on July 16th at Rockstar Club in LA.
IDK | July 19th
Releasing music for nearly a decade now, London-born IDK is one of the most exciting names in hip-hop right now. With nine albums and many collaborations with huge names under his belt, IDK has proven to be one to watch out for. He will be performing on July 19th at El Rey Theatre in LA, with Mavi opening the show.
Wiz Khalifa | July 28th
Wiz Khalifa is a Pittsburgh-born rapper now based in Los Angeles. He’s best known for his 2010 Steeler’s anthem “Black and Yellow” as well as his signature swagged-up stoner rap style. Wiz Khalifa is performing in Inglewood on July 28th at YouTube Theater with Logic and 24kgoldn.
Joey Bada$$ | July 28th
Joey Bada$$ is a native Brooklyn rapper that has been active since the early 2010s. His most notable project is his 2012 critically acclaimed debut mixtape, 1999. On July 28th, Joey Bada$$ will be performing at The Novo in LA.