Mos Def will be per­form­ing a full live show as part of Beat Hori­zon at Brix­ton Academy.

Yasi­in Bey, the artist pre­vi­ously known as 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 has 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 RootsDe La SoulMadlibCom­monDJ Shad­owKanye 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 and The Gor­illaz amongst count­less oth­ers, Mos Def has nev­er been shy in shar­ing his geni­us with oth­er artists to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial.

“it sounds as fresh today as it did back when I first heard it” – I Am Hip Hop Magazine on Mos Def

Also per­form­ing at Brix­ton Academy on the day will be GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), The Phar­cyde, Sampa The Great, Gol­die, Roni Size and many more.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.