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.

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