Perth’s Hip-Hop show of the year has just been announced, with Common and Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def performing live and exclusive at Metro City on Wednesday October 22nd.
This powerhouse duo will bring over two hours of their socially conscious hip-hop to the West Coast, for one show only. With tickets on sale Monday 1st September, be quick because this show will sell out. Common is known as one of hip-hop’s most poetic and respected lyricists.
The popular Actor, Author, TV & Film Producer, Youth Ambassador and Designer has released 10 successful albums which easily rank amongst hip-hop’s best, won three Grammy Awards and countless BET, MTV and Billboard Awards. Common released his tenth studio album “Nobody’s Smiling” on July 25th this year to critical acclaim. The album, which is released through long time friend and collaborator No I.D.’s Atrium label (Def Jam Recordings), addresses the violence in his hometown of Chicago, amongst other things.
On September 18th, 2012 Common joined forces with the rest of the G.O.O.D Music crew to release the highly anticipated Cruel Summer Album, featuring additional artists including Kanye West, John Legend, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and Kid Cudi. In 2007 he made his acting debut co-starring opposite Jeremy Piven and Ben Affleck in “Smoking Aces”, and has since gone on to star in many successful Hollywood movies including “Date Night”, “American Gangster” and “Wanted”.
Common is currently working on expanding his literary pursuits, acting and producing in film and TV projects, completing his latest album and mixtape, partnering with brands and continuing to inspire youth across the country with his Common Ground Foundation. He is one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic recording artists with a career that spans over twenty years. Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def hails from Brooklyn New York and was a major force in the early nineties underground hip-hop movement appearing on the albums of fellow rapper’s De La Soul and Talib Kweli.
Forming his group Black Star on Rawkus Records in 1998 and releasing the successful “Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star”, the album went on to produce the hits “Respiration” and “Definition” which went on to become VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop. Launching his stellar solo career with his album “Black on Both Sides” in 1999 secured Mos Def major industry love and respect for his socially and political aware lyrics and poetic style of storytelling through rhyme, which garnered him a mass of mainstream hip-hop fans in the process.
His second album ‘The New Danger’ in 2004 bore the singles “Sex, Love & Money” and “Ghetto Rock” which went on to receive several Grammy Award nominations. As a respected rapper and actor, Mos Def has balanced the fine art of his craft and parlayed them into successful performance’s on Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, plus acting roles in Brown Sugar, Talladega Nights, Be Kind, Rewind and Cadillac Records to name a few, and has gone on to appear in the critically acclaimed HBO Film Something the Lord Made as Vivien Thomas, for which he received an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Nomination, and won an Image Award.
Mos Def is a definitive performing artist and has become one of hip-hop’s most intriguing and historic emcees of our time!
Tour Dates And Ticket Details Wednesday 22nd October
Perth, Metro City Tickets On Sale Now Through www.oztix.com.au