Beginning August 4, the Nova Scotian-turned-Parisian will make the rounds mostly in the U.K., with a couple French dates thrown in for good measure. He’ll wrap the venture with back-to-back dates August 22-23 at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, respectively.

Straight outta Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Buck 65 got his start as a hip-hop college radio DJ in Halifax. He spent the next few years honing his skills as DJ, producer and MC and by 1996 was winning widespread underground praise as half of the Sebutones, a duo he formed with fellow Canadian Sixtoo.

His solo debut, Language Arts, surfaced in 1997 and he hasn’t stopped since, releasing no fewer than six full-lengths in addition to several guest appearances and collaborations.

He’s built quite a reputation with his live shows, which have been known to feature wild storytelling and a live band as well as the traditional two-turntables-and-a-microphone fare.

His latest effort, Square, was released earlier this year by Warner Music, which also opted to reissue all five of his previous albums.