EXCLUSIVE: Nick Grant Gets Opening Slot On Dave East's "Hate Me Now" Tour

(AllHipHop News) Nick Grant's 2016 is set up to be a huge year. After becoming the flagship artist for Jason Geter's Culture Republic, the Atlanta-based emcee has now earned an opening slot on Dave East's North American "Hate Me Now" tour.

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"As someone who's been grinding in this business for years, I'm grateful to be in the position I'm in right now," Grant tells AllHipHop.com. "Anybody that catches a show will not be disappointed, because we're representing real Hip Hop."

The 11-city "Hate Me Now" tour will kick off on April 15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This will be Grant's first cross country trek. Last month, N.G. introduced himself to festival goers at SXSW in Austin where he performed on over a dozen stages. Grant previously shared a stage with Big K.R.I.T.

Fans that catch the "Hate Me Now" tour will get to hear cuts off Grant's well-received '88 mixtape. The project features appearances by K.R.I.T., Killer Mike, Young Dro, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Stacy Barthe.

"I feel like I’m one of the greatest of today, and it’s going to take time to get other people to see that. I’m ready to be consistent and put out the best work," said Grant in February after the release of '88. "I’m just ready to be great. I feel like I’m going to be here for the next 10, 20 years. Or next 50. I’m ready."

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Check out the dates/venues for Dave East's "Hate Me Now" tour with Nick Grant below. To purchase tickets visit Ticketmaster.

4/15 - Label - Charlotte, NC
4/16 - The Basement - Atlanta, GA
4/17 - The New Parish - New Orleans, LA
4/18 - Bronze Peacock - Houston, TX
4/19 - The Cambridge Room - Dallas, TX
4/22 - Pub Rock - Phoenix, AZ
4/23 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
4/24 - Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA
4/26 - Brick and Mortar - San Francisco, CA
4/28 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
4/29 - The Alexander - Vancouver, BC