yasiin bey

YASIIN BEY

Yasiin Bey comes to London’s Forum for a one-off performance to celebrate 10 years of The Ecstatic. Expect all the classics. 

‘Mos Def’s stagecraft, a gift for showbiz and can actually get the sell-out crowd going crazy for the duration of his set.’ NME

“Simply one of the coolest cats in the rap game, Mos Def sits firmly amongst the greats” Gigwise

Mos Def really doesn’t need any introduction: Exploding into public consciousness as part of Blackstar (with Talib Kweli) in 1998, it was Mos’ debut ‘Black On Both Sides’ a year later that rocketed the New York rapper to astronomical heights, propelled by universal acclaim for the LP, which continues to be held up as one of the genre’s greatest ever albums.

The near two decades since then have seen an unprecedented output of critically acclaimed work, both as a solo artist and fierce collaborator.  Working closely with big hitters from across hip-hop including the likes of The Roots, De La Soul, Madlib, Common, DJ Shadow, Kanye West (signing to G.O.O.D Records for a spell) as well as musicians from outside of the rap sphere including Gil Scott Heron, Bobby Womack, The Gorillaz and Robert Glasper (as part of the Mos Def Big Band) amongst countless others, Mos Def has never been shy in sharing his genius with other artists to create something special.

At O2 Forum Kentish Town, this US legend will be joined by groundbreaking UK artist Ocean Wisdom. Known for his ferocious, rapid-fire delivery of intricate rhymes and high energy performances, Ocean Wisdom has shot into the limelight and will undoubtedly bring a performance to remember 

47 Soul also join the bill,  hyping it up with analog synthesisers, hypnotic guitar lines, and shattering verses from the four singers. Every 47 Soul show ends in relentless dance and trance from all parties involved. 

Don’t miss one of rap’s true greats in what will be the most talked about hip-hop events ever.

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