Mos Def Creates Love Fest Of Music And Beats

performed at Metro on Sunday night, just after the Cubs won their playoff game, and Matthew Lurie of the Chicago Tribune was on hand. Lurie writes, “Sunday’s sold-out show, packed with an extraordinarily diverse crowd, was an urgent test to see if urban bohemia’s No. 1 MC still has something to bring to the table. Alternately meandering and brilliant, Mos Def’s performance was far beyond a mere collection of rhymes and beats; the audience was given a stream-of-consciousness love-fest of black music, interpolating everything from R. Kelly to Gregory Issacs, even as he neatly sidestepped questions about any significant amount of new material.”

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