Event: @SoundcrashHQ Presents Yasiin Bey Live In London @O2ForumKTown!

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Sound­crash Presents the live Hip Hop show of the year…





14th Octo­ber — 02 For­um Kentish Town

Yasi­in Bey, aka the legendary Mos Def, heads to the O2 For­um this autumn for a true one off: per­form­ing much of his acclaimed back cata­logue with full live band The Hyp­not­ic Brass Ensemble.

The Hip-Hop show of the year? MOS DEF­in­itely.

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 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.

And so onto his col­lab­or­a­tion with the Hyp­not­ic Brass Ensemble. Made up of the sev­en sons of the legendary jazz trum­peter and band lead­er Keh­lan Phil Cohran (Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Sun Ra) the Cohran broth­ers form an embar­rass­ingly tal­en­ted fam­ily imbued with the spir­it and tal­ent of their fath­er. Over the year’s they’ve been called on to per­form and col­lab­or­ate with the likes of Prince, The Fam­ily Stone, Ghost­face Kil­lah, Damon Albarn and DOOM, all look­ing for their unique fusion of clas­sic prog-jazz and mod­ern Hip-Hop sens­ib­il­it­ies which when coupled with flash tight musi­cian­ship makes for an incen­di­ary live show that has them touted as one of the greatest brass bands in the world.

For one night only see the legendary Hyp­not­ic Brass Ensemble per­form with one of rap’s true greats in what will be one of the most talked about Hip-Hop and Jazz events of 2016!

Tick­ets now on sale : http://www.soundcrashmusic.com/yasiin-bey-hypnotic-brass-ensemble/ 


Simply email us your all time favour­ite Mos Def track to iamhiphopmagazine@gmail.com 

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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.