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DMX was last on stage in Atlantic City with the ‘All Stars of Hip-Hop’ show in January. He returns with the Ruff Ryders on Thursday.

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A third Atlantic City beach concert was announced Monday morning.

Ruff Ryders and Friends will perform on Atlantic City’s beach Aug. 3, according to a tweet sent from the Atlantic City beach concerts twitter account.

The shows are part of a three-year, $6 million agreement with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority that requires Live Nation to bring at least six beach concerts or events that attract 30,000 attendees or more to Atlantic City this summer and next summer.

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CRDA officials said “there are no more announcements at this time for beach concerts,” in terms of future shows this summer.

Already scheduled to perform are Pink on July 12 and Brantley Gilbert the following day.

Ruff Ryders Entertainment found hip-hop success in the early ’90s with artists such as DMX and The Lox — a trio featuring Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch.

Artists performing Aug. 3 include DMX, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Fat Joe, The Lox and Drag-On.

“The Ruff Ryders and Friends tour presents yet another exciting entertainment opportunity for Atlantic City’s residents and visitors,” said CRDA Executive Director Chris Howard. “We are looking forward to a great summer season.”

In May, Howard had mentioned the CRDA is trying to bring musical diversity throughout the summer.

“I’m glad that once again Atlantic City offers a diverse lineup of summer beach concerts,” Mayor Don Guardian said in the concert’s press release.

DMX performed in Atlantic City in January at Boardwalk Hall for the “All Stars of Hip-Hop” show.

The Atlantic City Beach Concert Series has previously featured Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band and the Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band.

Live Nation said about 20,000 tickets to the Zac Brown Band concert were sold or given out last year, while 25,000 people were estimated at the Jimmy Buffet show in mid-August.

Florida Georgia Line and Blink 182 concerts were canceled for Labor Day weekend last year due to Tropical Storm Hermine. A final, smaller concert Sept. 22 featuring Bell Biv DeVoe and En Vogue capped off the series.

More than 100,000 people combined showed up for the Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum shows in 2014, and another 80,000 attended the Maroon 5 and Rascal Flatts concerts in 2015.

Ruff Ryders tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday.

No re-entry will be allowed for the event, according to Ticketmaster. The concert takes place between Michigan and Indiana avenues on the beach. All tickets are general admission.

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Contact: 609-272-7258 mreil@pressofac.com

I’ve written for multiple publications including Levittown Now, Passyunk Post, Philadelphia Neighborhoods,Temple News and JUMP Magazine. I’ve covered arts, entertainment, business, music, sports and local government. Experienced in videography.

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