Iconic rapper and actor, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more conscientious voices of new school hip-hop, alongside the likes of Common, Outkast, Goodie Mob and The Roots, to name just a few.
On Friday, Aug. 28, Yasiin Bey’s “Black On Both Sides Tour” will be making its way to Austin for a big concert at Mohawk. The supporting lineup includes DJ BigAbdul, Chicago’s Ty Money, Bavu Blakes and DJ Charlie from Austin. The best part? We have two general admission tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky Red River Noise readers.
The giveaway will be conducted as a raffle from our email list. Just click “enter the drawing” below after submitting your full name and email address. Only submissions with full names will be officially entered. We will pick the winner from these submissions before 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, the day before the show. The winner will be notified via email from Red River Noise.
Mohawk is located at 912 Red River. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 8 p.m. The event will be on the outdoor stage. Advance tickets for this event are available for purchase online here.
Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def)