The multi-talented Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey will take the stage at Volar on Thursday, August 21st. One of the most charismatic M.C.s to emerge from Brooklyn, New York, he’s got the full package of strong lyrics, verbal dexterity, smooth flow, and high quality beats.
Fans of traditional New York Hip Hop, especially of the late 90’s variety, shouldn’t miss his show. Mos Def is among only a handful of New York Hip Hop acts to have ever performed in Hong Kong.
Mos Def earned a huge fanbase from his releases during the heyday of indie Hip Hop label Rawkus Records, including his solo album “Black On Both Sides”. The album was filled with hits including “Universal Magnetic” and “Ms. Fat Booty”, below:
In 2012 we were fortunate to have caught Mos Def perform at club Cubic in Macau on Christmas Eve. The night included a long and diverse performance featuring many of his best songs.
For a taste of Yasiin Bey’s recent work, check out his freestyle over Kanye West and Jay Z’s “Ni**as in Paris” beat:
UPDATE: It appears that this will be primarily a DJ set, however I wouldn’t be surprised if Mos gave Volar a taste of his rhyming skills – especially since this is his first time performing in Hong Kong.
For details on ticketing, please visit Volar’s page for the event.
Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey
38-44 D’Aguilar Street (Lan Kwai Fong)
Central, Hong Kong