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DC: Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) | Produced in association with Jill Newman Productions


10:30 pm

The Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW
$45 Adv/ $50 At Door
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Regarded as one of hip-hop’s most introspective and insightful artists, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic mediums. A child of hip-hop’s Golden Era, this native Brooklynite spent his childhood embedded in the culture surrounding him as well as absorbing knowledge from across the artistic spectrum. With the release of Universal Magnetic (1996), Bey became an underground favorite in the hip-hop world, leading to his legendary collaboration with Talib Kweli. The two formed Black Star, a group whose debut album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998), would become one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of the decade. Bey followed that release with his 1999 solo debut Black on Both Sides, which was certified Gold and credited by critics as bringing hip-hop back to its soapbox roots.

General Admission Standing — All Ages
Limited Seats Available — First Come, First Seated
Full Dinner Menu Available
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For More Info:  Jill Newman Productions