Soundcrash are proud to present, undoubtably one of the biggest shows of 2014!
Mos Def and Talib Kweli who form Black Star and J.Rocc fly in from the states to form one hell of a line up at The Forum, London on 29 March! Support from none other than the DJs favourite DJ, Mr Thing and very special guests soon to be announced. A rare hip hop event and the hottest stage of the year…
*** Due to popular demand, a second date has been added, at The Coronet, March 31st ***
Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def are BLACK STAR.
BLACK STAR rose from the underground movement of the late 1990s and released one album “Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star” in 1998. The album rose to critical acclaim and is praised as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of our time. Black Star has continued to help shape underground alternative hip-hop and bring it further into the mainstream eye. Both have gone on to greater commercial and critical success in separate solo careers. Although they have only released one album, throughout the years Black Star has stayed active. Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey (Formally Mos Def) have appeared on each others albums and various other tracks together.
One of the original turntablists, J.ROCC founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000′s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.
Former Scratch Perverts member and DMC Scratch Champion MR THING will also be doing his thing on the night, playing all your favourite hip hop, old school beats and breaks: the flavour of choice from the prolific London DJ… THING ‘s world class reputation sees him touring and performing with the likes of legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, Marley Marl, Beastie Boys, DJ Premier + Slum Village. You know he’ll smash it.
In 2011 Kweli said, “I would love to get back into it whenever he’s ready.” That time is now. This is a very special one off London show. Don’t miss out.