There’s a Thin Line Between Creative and Crazy

There’s a Thin Line Between Creative and Crazy

Mos Def is one of my favorite MCs. Full stop, period. In the late 90’s early 2000’s his work, both solo and with Talib Kweli as ‘Blackstar’ earned him critical acclaim and special place amongst back pack hip hoppers globally. 

Earlier today reports have come in that he was arrested in Cape Town, attempting to travel on false documents. 

I had the opportunity to open for Yassin Bey as he is now know a few months ago in Nairobi and to be completely honest on that night I let go of my Mos Def memories. People change, rappers do to. Mos Def and Yassin Bey are creatively different people. In different spaces. So we must appreciate what Mos Def gave and we must also appreciate who Yassin Bey is. 

I don’t know why he had fake documents, but I hope that he can get back to be the creative that he is. 

Jedi Master T

January 16th, 2016

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