Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on February 25, 2011

Mos Def back stage with Odd Future (more by Brook Bobbins)
Mos Def

National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) is a biennial symposium dedicated to an exploration of "emerging themes, trends and issues in black literature." The event is hosted by The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Bestselling author Walter Mosley has hailed the Conference as "the most significant gathering of black writers in the country." -[Wiki]
Mos Def will throw his support behind the National Black Writers Conference (much like he has Odd Future lately). He plays a benefit at Highline Ballroom on March 26th with Gary Bartz and more TBA. Tickets are now on sale.

Earlier this month Mos Def played 2 shows at Blue Note & All The Way Live was there...

"Mos Def performed along side Robert Glasper on keys and DJ Preservation on turntables, MPC, and live samples. The show was only announced only 4 days prior to the concert, but still managed to sell out quickly. During the set, Mos hopped on the keys for a sec to perform the unreleased The Kids Look Fresh, then made his way over to the drum kit, where he remained most of the evening, drumming while rapping and singing. His loose set featured some laid back, alternative renditions of his classics as well as many jams heavily influenced by J Dilla."
Live recordings from that set are also posted at ATWL. A video from one of the shows, and other videos, below...

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Mos Def Freestyling

Mos Def - Workers Comp, Live at Blue Note: NYC

Odd Future OFWGKTA Tyler The Creator, Hodgy Beats - Sandwitches (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

Dj Shadow ft. Mos Def - Six DayS remix

Mos Def yelling SWAG at the end of the OFWGKTA performance on Jimmy Fallon

Mos Def - Quiet Dog (Live at The Espy, Jan 2011)

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Comments (10)

it's actually the 25th according to the site

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 1:34 PM

Mos!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 2:06 PM

Where Grammar Doesn't Matter.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 3:06 PM

Mostly Derf did 9/11.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 3:36 PM


Do you think Mos Def is latching onto Odd Future because of their musical advancement or that he is starting to fade from the youth and saunter into 90's hip-hop old school passe territory.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 3:37 PM

latching on to Odd Future can only spell one thing. DISASTER.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 3:41 PM

and this performance is exactly why Mos Def sucks now. get some dope boom bap beats, and rap over them. all these attempts to be much more than a good rapper are laughable...wrap it up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 4:48 PM

he's also at the blue note march 9th

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2011 9:02 AM

He should, get this, ... MOSt DEFinitely continue this type of touring.

I can't believe how clever I am!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2011 2:00 PM

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