Gig Alert: Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) at the Apollo Theater

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Gig Alert: Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) at the Apollo Theater
Tickets: $65–$225, Show at 8PM

The rapper known as Yasiin Bey became famous under his original stage name, Mos Def, just before the turn of the century. He was a leader of rap’s socially conscious movement, worked with Kanye West, did a program with a full orchestra, and was detained in South Africa for traveling on a world passport instead of an American one. While there, Yasiin Bey announced his retirement.  Tonight and tomorrow, he returns home with his farewell tour to the Apollo Theater.

(Note: the concert tonight was billed as his final NY show, although now a second final NY show has been added tomorrow as Yasiin Bey & Friends.)