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City of Music: Mos Def at Summerstage

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    You may know him for his film, television, and theater work, but before his foray into acting Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey) made his mark in hip hop history as one of the top lyricists of all time. He's making a return to his roots and performing a FREE concert at Central Park's Summerstage as part of their "This is __ Hip-Hop" series. Join me as I check out one of my favorite artists.

    It's going to be a hot show and who knows who may make a guest appearance -- Kanye? The Roots? Mos has had collaborations with most of the big names in rap so anyone could show up on stage. Brush up on your Mos Def-ology by listening to some tracks from his Grammy nominated albums, Black on Both Sides, The New Danger, and The Ecstatic on YouTube. I want to see you all singing along while you're bobbing your head!

    The plan ...

    Meet me at the entrance to Central Park on 69th Street and Fifth Avenue and we'll walk into the park together to the Rumsey Playfield to line up. The concert starts at 7:00 but these shows get crowded quickly and I'd like to get a seat or at least a decent standing spot.

    Summerstage rules: No alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine is sold for onsite consumption only and may not be removed from the venue.

    The Kevin rule: Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend -- no flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.

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  • nomie2

    Don't push me cuz I'm close....Grrrr.

    June 15, 2013

  • Kevin

    Yes, people, this is the ultimate in wackness, this concert has been cancelled. Baaaaaaaaah!

    June 15, 2013

  • Chris W

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :(

      June 15, 2013

  • Ebony

    I just read on the site that he canceled! Is that right?

    June 15, 2013

  • Oskar N.

    Most definitely.

    June 14, 2013

  • Jyoti

    Ok Im off on Monday's. If there is anyone else able to meet up early to help out in securing some space for the group let me know. We can make it a picnic lol

    June 12, 2013

    • Kevin

      Thanks for the nice offer and I recommend that anyone that can line up early contact you and do so. Don't worry about saving space in line for the rest of us. It would no doubt cause a riot among the people behind you and rightly so if several dozen people showed up and jumped into line ahead of them.

      June 12, 2013

    • Jyoti

      I hear ya never meant to imply line cutting.

      June 12, 2013

  • Chris W

    just a suggestion .... 5:30pm meet? you probably want to seriously consider meeting earlier to get into this Free show.
    Of course I could be wrong, but if past years events are any indication big name hip hop acts that were free had Looooooooooong lines 3+ hrs before the start times, even on week days.

    June 12, 2013

    • Chris W

      I hear ya, that's always the downside of weekday shows. I have jury duty that week so no idea if I'll make it myself, want to though.

      June 12, 2013

    • Amazingsharon

      Even if you don't get into the main area you can still enjoy his performance from the outside of the main stage. I'm not sure if will see anyone from this group but I will be there. I wonder who he's bringing with him?

      June 12, 2013

  • Art

    Oh no! I will be away for this event and will miss it :( Real bummer

    June 12, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    As I learned at a free show he did a year or two ago, technically we're not still supposed to be calling him Mos Def.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love Mos Def.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!!!!

    June 12, 2013

  • nomie2

    Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey BEY!!!!!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So excited. It will be part of my Bday festivities.

    June 12, 2013

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