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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Malik Yusek, Abel Black & Ty Money played Metro (pics)

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, came to Chicago earlier this month for a show at the Metro on May 1. Opening was Malik Yusef, Abel Black and Ty Money...

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Mannie Fresh, Lucki Eck$, ZMoney & Giftz playing a Red Bull Sound Select show at Reggie’s

As part of Red Bull's ongoing Sound Select series, Fake Shore Drive have put together the bill of Mannie Fresh, Lucki Eck$, ZMoney, and Giftz for a show at Reggie's on September 19...

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Dominick Mastrangelo
Dominick Mastrangelo
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Bun B & Talib Kweli are playing The Shrine; Yasiin Bey is too

Talib Kweli with Idle Warship, BV-CMJ 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Chicago venue The Shrine consistently hosts some of the best hip hop shows, including multiple performances from mainstays like Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), and others...

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Mos Def playing The Shrine this month; Talib Kweli is too

Mos Def with Erykah Badu @ Afro-Punk Festival 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Mos Def, who is now known as Yasiin Bey but is still cool with you calling him Mos Def, is set to headline Chicago's The Shrine on October 11...

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Dominick Mastrangelo
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Talib Kweli is coming to The Shrine; Res too

Talib Kweli's Idle Warship @ BV-CMJ 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Talib Kweli is a busy man. He had two albums come out last year, solo effort Gutter Rainbows and his group Idle Warship's debut LP Habits of the Heart, and began recording/touring with Yasiin Bey...

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Mos Def & Talib Kweli were Black Star twice @ HoB (pics)

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The second Black Star performance on Friday night (9/23) at the House of Blues (part of a larger tour) began around 12:30am with a set, accompanied by an MC who did just enough to get the crowd moving...

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‘Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ again, playing HoB twice (!) on Friday

Black Star @ Rock The Bells 2011 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

Like the two did at Rock the Bells earlier this month, rappers Mos Def and Talib Kweli will be Black Star in Chicago this week...

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What’s going on Friday?

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Weekend Show Roundup (6/3 – 6/5)

This weekend marks the return of Chicago's Do Division Street Festival. Taking place from noon to 10PM on both Saturday, and Sunday; most other shows will take a backseat to the festival's schedule...

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