Posted at 2:17 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Hip-hop artist Mos Def coming to Honolulu
By Derek Paiva
Advertiser Entertainment Writer
Along with Common and Talib Kweli, two of the most prolific underground hip-hop artists of the late 1990s, Mos Def is a master of intelligent, socially conscious Afrocentric flow.
His 1998 collaboration with Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek "Black Star" and 1999 solo debut "Black on Both Sides" are considered landmark hip-hop records.
Mos Def recently returned to his early career acting roots with roles in 2001's "Monster's Ball," 2003's "The Italian Job" and last year's "The Woodsman."
Advance ticket prices for the 9 p.m. show will be $33 for general admission, and $45 for limited availability VIP lounge seats.
Honolulu hip-hop crew Microscopic Syllables is the opening act; the show is open to ages 18 and over. Mos Def will stick around for an after party at Pipeline.
A ticket sale date, venues and charge-by-phone numbers will be announced soon.
Mos Def is touring in support of his second solo CD, "A New Danger," which debuted on the Billboard album chart at no. 5 in October.