UPDATE AS OF MARCH 12, 2020: Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, large public gatherings in New York City with more than 500 people will be banned effective Friday, March 13. We are therefore suspending all performances at Kings Theatre until further notice.
At this time, the scheduled show with yasiin bey on March 26 has been postponed. A new date will be announced and all tickets will be honored on the new date.
We will be closely monitoring the situation and look forward to welcoming you back once the Kings Theatre reopens.
yasiin bey (/jæˈsiːn ˈbeɪ/; born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), formerly known as Mos Def (/ˌmoʊs ˈdɛf/), is an American rapper, singer, actor and activist. Best known for his music, Bey began his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He subsequently formed the duo Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and they released their eponymous debut album in 1998. He was featured on the roster of Rawkus Records and in 1999 released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides. His debut was followed by The New Danger (2004), True Magic (2006) and The Ecstatic (2009). The editors at About.com listed him as the 14th greatest emcee of all time on their “50 greatest MC’s of our time” list. Some of Mos Def’s top hits include, “Oh No”, “Definition” and “Respiration”.
Prior to his career in music, Mos Def entered public life as a child actor, having played roles in television films, sitcoms, and theater. Since the early 2000s, Mos Def has appeared in films such as Something the Lord Made, Next Day Air, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 16 Blocks, Be Kind Rewind, The Italian Job, The Woodsman, Bamboozled and Brown Sugar and in television series such as Dexter and House. He is also known as the host of Def Poetry Jam, which aired on HBO between 2002 and 2007.
Mos Def has been vocal on several social and political causes, including police brutality, the idea of American exceptionalism and the status of African-Americans.
About Herbert Holler
Herbert Holler has been a full-time DJ for over 20 years. He’s played at the most notable lounges, bars and dance clubs in NYC nightlife history, from Wall Street to 125th, from Brooklyn to the Bronx, not-to-mention guest spots across the globe, in cities like Tokyo, Venice and London. He works with a growing list of high-profile clients (Samsung, Porsche, Live Nation, Sony/ATV, etc.), eventproduction teams (Creative Edge Parties, Glow, Frost Audio, etc.) and worldrenown artists (Benny Blanco, Boyz II Men, John Legend, Miguel, Snoop Dogg, etc.), and continues to spin some of the most celebrated annual events in NYC (like the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and Brooklyn Botanic Spring Gala). He’s also created the most legendary old-school dance party in NYC history, the Freedom Party® NYC, voted “Best Party” by Papermag, Village Voice and URB. (Freedom is now in its 17th year of parties, with over 800 events to date, touching dance floors on a regular basis in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.) Herbert Holler’s success is due to his sensitivity to music’s energy and message, his versatility and wide scope of music knowledge, his incredible passion for making people happy, an uncanny ability to improvise, and an undeniable, driving rhythm that ties it all together into one, magnificent mix of music.