Performing Full Album & Classics
Plus Special Guest Afrika Bambaataa - History of Hip Hop Tour, Abstract Orchestra, Dall Hills and Zulu Allstars ft MC Speedo, Norty, Ithunda, , Jonie D, D.M.W, Oddball, Kockee K
Hip-Hop singer and recording artist Mos Def from Brooklyn, New York is playing a single date at the O2 Academy Leeds this autumn on Friday the 21st of November, joined by a very special guest, Afrika Bambaataa. Mos Def’s performance will see him performing his ‘Black On Both Sides’ album in its entirety as well as a number of classics.
Starting his hip-hop career in 1994, Mos Def released his debut album in 1998, with many tracks addressing political issues and philosophical ideas, feats that Mos Def as an artist is keen on exploring. From his first LP, through the Gold certified ‘Black On Both Sides’ that will form the base of this gig, to the most recent ‘The Ecstatic’, all Mos Def’s albums have received acclaim from critics and fans, with some institutions ranking him as one of the best lyricists of all time. Def has also been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards as well as a number of others for both his singing and his acting. Appearing in films such as The Italian Job and 18 Blocks, Mos Def has become somewhat of a multi skilled performer, and during his music performances his skills come together to create one hell of a performance.
Mos Def will not be the only Hip-Hop icon to be appearing at the O2 Academy Leeds on November the 21st, as Afrika Bambaataa will be appearing alongside Def as part of his History of Hip-Hop Tour that is taking place in the coming months. Bambaataa is one of the pioneers of the hip-hop sound and the creator of Universal Zulu Nation; an awareness group that aided the decline of gang warfare in the late 70’s by recruiting reformed members who began helping the community through the programme.
These are two true icons in the hip-hop world, and a chance to see them both cannot be missed.
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