Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, comes to The Howard on April 14 after debuting two new track in Paris earlier this year, “Forever Alive” and “Sunshine Screwface.” He’s also featured on The Robert Glasper Experiement’s “Black Radio” track.
Bey, born Dante Smith, announced last fall that he would change his name.
“Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated through the years… I feel that I’ve done quite a bit with that name. It’s time to expand and move on,” Bey said in a September issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, The Roots will round out opening week at The Howard with two shows, April 15 and 16.
The Grammy Award-winning Philadelphia rap group will perform several of their hits including tracks from their latest album, Undun – released this past fall.
Get reacquainted with their sound.
The shows, presented by Jill Newman Productions, are among several shows the company is promoting at The Howard this month and in May.
– Nia Hightower, DC Music Live