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Renee Neuville and Mos Def at Mos Def Presents: Amino Alkaline - The Watermelon Syndicate with special guest Gil Scott Heron, Produced by Jill Newman Productions held at The JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL/CARNEGIE HALL on JUNE 28. . A consummate emcee, vocalist, musician and actor, it was no surprise when Mos Def premiered the Mos Def Big Band in January 2007, drawing from original compositions plus material by Miles Davis, Beyoncé, James Brown and Gil-Scott Heron. Always willing to bend genres to create his own sound, Mos lithely dances among hip hop, jazz and soul while fronting his orchestra of savvy musicians. His face is as familiar as his sound; his acting credits include Be Kind Rewind, 16 Blocks, Something the Lord Made, Lackawanna Blues and Top Dog/Underdog. America started hearing Gil Scott-Heron?s messages in 1970, but we heard him loudly and clearly when he declared ?The Revolution Will Not Be Televised? in 1974. A no-nonsense performer and lyricist, he wasn?t called a rapper then, but that?s what he was. Today, his younger counterparts and fans call him the king of spoken word.

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2008, T. Jennings
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Mos Def Presents: The Amino Akaline-The Watermelon Syndicate Produced by Jill Newman for JVC Jazz
Renee Neuville and Mos Def at Mos Def Presents: Amino Alkaline - The Watermelon Syndicate with special guest Gil Scott Heron, Produced by Jill Newman Productions held at The JVC JAZZ FESTIVAL/CARNEGIE HALL on JUNE 28. . A consummate emcee, vocalist, musician and actor, it was no surprise when Mos Def premiered the Mos Def Big Band in January 2007, drawing from original compositions plus material by Miles Davis, Beyoncé, James Brown and Gil-Scott Heron. Always willing to bend genres to create his own sound, Mos lithely dances among hip hop, jazz and soul while fronting his orchestra of savvy musicians. His face is as familiar as his sound; his acting credits include Be Kind Rewind, 16 Blocks, Something the Lord Made, Lackawanna Blues and Top Dog/Underdog.  America started hearing Gil Scott-Heron?s messages in 1970, but we heard him loudly and clearly when he declared ?The Revolution Will Not Be Televised? in 1974. A no-nonsense performer and lyricist, he wasn?t called a rapper then, but that?s what he was. Today, his younger counterparts and fans call him the king of spoken word.