Mos Def is hands down one of the best hip hop artist of our time. His first release with Talib Kweli under the group name Black Star was packed with soulful jazzy beats and poetic lyrics it quickly became an instant classic. Years later, Mos Def dropped his first solo album, Black on Both Sides which was just s good if not better than the Black Star album. Mos Def is known for touching on spiritual and political issues with deep sympathy and humor. In addition to being a hip hop genius he has bona fide acting and vocal skills. The boy got talent! So, when I heard about him performing at the Kennedy Center with a full orchestra my emotions went from shock to pure delight. It's about time Mos Def got recognized for what he is; an amazing artist.
Catch Mos Def at The Kennedy Center September 21, 2008 at 7PM.
I know this show is months away, but trust me you want to get your tickets as soon as possible!
Tickets range from $20-$50.
For more info and to buy tickets visit www.kennedy-center.org
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Jack Davey and Brook D'leau are J*davey, an electro soul force duo with sexy lyrics and colorful visuals. There music is reminiscent of Prince, reminds you of some neo soul shit, but sounds like nothing you've heard before. To quote Quest Love "J*Davey is the swift kick in the ass I've been praying for Black music to produce"...and that they are!
Go check them tommorrow (6/5/08) at Bohemian Caverns (11th and U Streets).
Tickets will run you $15 if you get them in advance (ie, right now)
Show starts at 7PM and ends at 1:30pm
DJ 2 Tone Jones will also be spinning.
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