Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) brings live painter, lecture to Denver - Reverb

Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) brings live painter, lecture to Denver in November

Mos Def, who would now prefer you call him Yasiin Bey, will make his way back to Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom for the Fall Shredded Beats, which includes more than just hip-hop.

On Nov. 15, the Brooklyn rapper will be joined by live painter Joshua Bua for a lecture and demonstration and performances by The ReMINDers. The show will take place in both the ballroom at Cervante’s and The Other Side.

Bey has been in the news as of late more because of his radical politics than his music. Earlier in the month (and at the onset of Muslim holy month Ramadan), the rapper voluntarily underwent force-feeding to protest treatment of Guantánamo detainees

The video, which can be found on the Guardian website, was directed by Asif Kapadia in collaboration with the human rights organization Reprieve.

Here’s to hoping his Denver show doesn’t include any force-feeding.

Follow our news and updates on Twitter, our relationship status on Facebook and our search history on Google +. Or send us a telegram.

Ru Johnson is an arts and culture music writer living in Denver. You can follow her on Twitter here.