last night i went to see MOS DEF at BAM (brooklyn academy of music). mos is one of my favorite artists. if you look back to my first blog site, you'll see what i mean. anyhow, i took sabrina, who lives in brooklyn - and got her graduate degree in music - but had never seen him live. we both got treated to a wonderful show. you can't beat a 15-piece band, including robert glasper on piano!!! mos only did a few of his own songs -- but a bunch of covers originally crafted by many of his friends/ partners. some highlights:
- 'chi-city' by common *great horns* -- into 'hiphop' - into 'hot music' by soho
- 'poison' by BBD *amazing!!!* -- with 1st verse from 'passin me by' by pharcyde
- 'i put a spell on you' by screamin' jay hawkins *this goes out to you* -- into 'kick in the door' by biggie
- 'stakes is high' by de la soul *dilla tribute* -- into 'umi says'
- james brown funk tribute