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MosDef performs at Highline Ballroom to sold out crowd

9 January-NY, NY- MOS DEF at MOS DEF produced by Jill Newman Productions held at Highline Ballroom on January 9, 2009 in NYC. Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings/SIPA Press..Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. With the release of "Universal Magnetic" in 1996 he became an underground favorite, leading to his legendary collaboration with Talib Kweli. The two formed Black Star, whose debut album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are?Black Star, would become one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time. Mos followed that release with his 1999 solo debut, Black On Both Sides, which featured the classic tracks "Ms. Fat Booty" and "Umi Says." The album was certified gold and credited by critics as bringing hip-hop back to its soapbox roots.

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MOS DEF, Produced by Jill Newman Productions at Highline Ballroom, January 9, 2009
9 January-NY, NY- MOS DEF at MOS DEF produced by Jill Newman Productions held at Highline Ballroom on January 9, 2009 in NYC. Photo Credit: Terrence Jennings/SIPA Press..Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. With the release of "Universal Magnetic" in 1996 he became an underground favorite, leading to his legendary collaboration with Talib Kweli. The two formed Black Star, whose debut album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are?Black Star, would become one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time. Mos followed that release with his 1999 solo debut, Black On Both Sides, which featured the classic tracks "Ms. Fat Booty" and "Umi Says." The album was certified gold and credited by critics as bringing hip-hop back to its soapbox roots.