BY BANDINI • JULY 17, 2018
Celebrating 20 years since their landmark album, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli have been busy taking their show on the road. On Saturday (July 14), the pair rocked the hometown stage at the 2018 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The day before (July 13), the former Rawkus Records act played the Taste Of Chicago festival. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the duo did not perform any new material—despite recent reports of new music in the works, some involving West Coast contemporary Madlib.
While in Chi, Ed Lover spoke to Talib and Yasiin for his podcast. The iconic TV and radio personality caught the pair while he walked around backstage, narrating his thoughts. At 21:00, he catches mighty Mos while the MC is getting his hair cut before taking the stage. Moments later, Mr. C’Mon Son interviews Kweli. Ed asks both men—who made significant noise 20 years ago with video single “Definition” (and “Re: Definition”)—to define what Hip-Hop means to them.