(We are giving a pair of tickets away to Mos Def at the Roseland. Read below for details.)
(Update from Roseland: Due to traveling issues, the MOS DEF show scheduled for May 22, 2009 will be rescheduled. All tickets purchased for this show will be honored at the new date, Friday August 28, 2009. Support Talent to be announced.)
Posted by Julian Chadwick
“I ain't tryin to diss but I don't be tryin to f*** with Limp Bizkit. When I get down in my zone, I be rockin Bad Brains and Fishbone. I ain't tryin to slow your groove, but that ain't the way I'm tryin to move. I don't turn on Korn to get it on; I be playin Jimi Hendrix 'til the dawn” (lyrics from “Rock N Roll”)
Mos Def is much more than a hip hop artist. He garners Grammy, Emmy & Golden Globe nominations. He's considered a voice of truth & consciousnesses for many young people around this country (even if he was a bit crazy on Bill Maher). It has been over three years since Mos Def has released a new album and ten years since the ground-breaking debut, Black On Both Sides.
This is why you should be at this show: His new album, The Ecstatic, is scheduled for release in June and he's playing new tracks from it on this tour. People who've seen him perform are saying it is some of the best music Mos has ever produced. You can download one of the tracks, Casa Bey here and decide for yourself.
With his ever growing acting career, who knows how long it will be before he releases another album and comes back to the PDX? I wouldn't miss this opportunity if I were you. We'll even give you a chance to go for free…
Mos Def with The Knux, Lilla D'Mone, DJ Gen. Erik & DJ Wels
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009 ~ROSELAND THEATER~
Portland, Oregon; 8:00pm, All Ages
Tickets available through all TicketsWest Locations-Safeway, Music Millennium
To charge by phone please call 503.224.8499 or order online at www.ticketswest.com
To win a pair free tickets: In order to win a pair of free tickets, comment on this post with your favorite Mos Def lyrics. I put some of mine above. Do not comment twice. I will delete the second one definitely and maybe both out of spite. I will draw a winner randomly on Friday morning & email you. If you haven't received an email from us by noon, you didn't win.
The show is the same day and the last one sold out. Therefore,in order to be safe of getting a ticket, you might want to buy your tickets now and put them on craisgslist or sell at the door if you win…just sayin…bet hedging
Also, we give many, many tickets away to our Portland facebook group every Thursday. We've given tickets for this Mos, Questlove, and hundreds of others so far this year. Join our group and win if you like free stuff.