Next month, JAY-Z is set to embark on his "4:44 Tour" and he’s bringing a Roc Nation artist that he has co-signed publicly -- Vic Mensa. The rap mogul has called the Chicago rhymer a “once in a lifetime artist” and gave high praise to his debut album, The Autobiography.

Mensa will appear on all 30 dates of the North American trek, which launches on Oct. 27 in Anaheim, Calif., and wraps up Dec. 21 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

In an interview with Rap-Up, Mensa said that he considers JAY-Z a mentor who he hopes to follow in the same footsteps as the mogul.

"Before I ever met him, I felt like I knew him very well," he said. “He really is the guy from his music, so I guess I did. I bought The Blueprint on CD...and was non-stop repeat listening to that on a Walkman. Hov’s music is a real representation of him.”

You can cop tickets to JAY-Z's "4:44 Tour" at Live Nation.

JAY-Z "4:44 Tour" Dates:

Oct. 27: Anaheim, Calif. | Honda Center
Oct. 28: Las Vegas, Nev. | T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 1: Fresno, Calif. | Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Nov. 3: Phoenix, Ariz. | Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 5: Denver, Colo. | Pepsi Center Arena
Nov. 7: Dallas, Texas | American Airlines Center
Nov. 8: Houston, Texas | Toyota Center
Nov. 9: New Orleans, La. | Smoothie King Center
Nov. 11: Orlando, Fla. | Amway Center
Nov. 12: Miami, Fla. | American Airlines Arena
Nov. 14: Atlanta, Ga. | Philips Arena
Nov. 15: Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 16: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Nov. 18: Detroit, Mich. | Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 19: Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 21: Montreal, Quebec | Bell Centre
Nov. 22: Toronto, Ontario | Air Canada Centre
Nov. 25: Boston, Mass. | TD Garden
Nov. 26: Brooklyn, N.Y. | Barclays Center
Nov. 29: Washington, D.C. | Verizon Center
Dec. 2: Uniondale, N.Y. | Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 5: Chicago, Ill.| United Center
Dec. 6: Lincoln, Neb. | Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 9: Edmonton, AB | Rogers Place
Dec. 11: Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 13: Seattle, Wash. | KeyArena
Dec. 14: Portland, Ore. | Moda Center
Dec. 16: Oakland, Calif. | Oracle Arena
Dec. 17: Sacramento, Calif. | Golden 1 Center
Dec. 19: San Diego, Calif. | Viejas Arena
Dec. 21: Los Angeles, Calif. | The Forum

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