Cognac kings Hennessy are embracing the hip hip community with an upcoming four-city series of musical performances curated by Common and Philadelphia hometown heroes, the Roots. Fans in attendance of any of the Hennessy Artistry Series shows can expect a lineup of up-and-coming talent and even some iconic special guests, with Questlove and Co. acting as resident house band.

"The lineup is coming together nicely," says Common. "The Roots and I are really collaborating to create a musical blend of talent that will do Artistry justice." Watch as the Chicago emcee and Questlove talk about the project, and get the full schedule of events after the jump.


The Shrine, Chicago - September 12
The Velvet Room, Atlanta - September 19
The Corinthian, Houston - October 3
Terminal 5, New York - October 7