It seems that Dante Terrell Smith-Bey, aka Mos Def, doesn't know where to look anymore with all these amazing creative opportunities (of the cinematic and fashionable kind, shall we specify) that have thrown themselves at him over the past decade. Nevertheless, the man has made time to re-focus and get rekindled with his first love, hip hop, as his last album (his fourth in ten years), 'The Ecstatic' (released last year) testifies.
So, in the next couple of weeks, he will be bringing his savvy spits UK-side, which will see him work the crowds of the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on April 13th and 15th (15th sold out, 13th: tickets available) and Bristol Academy on the 14th, before stepping in, alongside fellow greats, Shaun Ryder, Gruff Rhys and Bobby Womack at Gorillaz' two sets at The Roundhouse in Camden) on April 29th and 30th.
Also announced, is his appearance at Glastonbury, headlining on the West Holts stage formerly The JazzWorld stage on the Friday while George Clinton with Parliament/Funkadelic and Rodrigo y Gabriela will take over, respectively on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for Mos Def's London (13th April) and Bristol shows are selling fast, really fast, so at the reasonable price of £28.00 (+booking fee) don't deprive yourself of what promises to be a great block party!