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185876, Blackstar at House Of Blues Boston
Posted by prezzdogg, Fri Aug-14-09 11:41 AM
Firstly, I can't believe there are no posts about people excited for Mos to come to Boston. However, I bought tix to a show billed as Blackstar, Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Now they are calling it Mos def whatever tour feat. Talib, Jay Electronica and Medina Green.

So, does this mean that Mos is headlining and Talib is performing separately? I really hope not. I've seen both alone plenty of times, I wanna see BLACKSTAR! Especially when I paid livenation prices to see what was billed as Blackstar! Does anyone know the deal?

I enjoyed rock the bells last month, but one of the big disappoinments was that no one really came out for cameo collabos. Talib came out for some of Common's set, but they mixed up the set order without telling anyone so I only saw one song they did together. No one came out for a song with the Roots, no one during Talib's set...it was disappointing. I know we tend to expect a lot from our favorite underpaid/overworked artists (The Roots, Talib, etc.) but the crowd would have gone crazy if Common came out during the Roots set and did UnIverse at War?!

I don't wanna see mos and talib do a 3 song medley.
185889, you really have to let go of all your expectations
Posted by L.E.S., Sat Aug-15-09 01:07 AM
they're going to do whatever the fuck they feel like doing..

and if you're buying tickets that's what you should expect..

if you're going to a show with expectations of collabs and cameos you're

wasting your time and money. just enjoy what the artist has to offer.
185927, RE: you really have to let go of all your expectations
Posted by prezzdogg, Tue Aug-18-09 11:44 AM
I hear that, but if they are going to bill a show as Blackstar, and Blackstar doesn't perform, you don't think I have the right to be disappointed?
185929, well..
Posted by excaluber, Tue Aug-18-09 11:49 AM
If it was advertised and sold to you as a Blackstar show, then ya i think you have the right to be disappointed. Not that theres shit you can do about it...but i'd be disappointed to.

If its billed as Mos def with special guest talib, then i think its safe to assume they're only doing like 1-2 songs together if that.


Ever wonder why you can see the whole width of this sentence but you still have to move your eyes to read it?
185930, RE: Blackstar at House Of Blues Boston
Posted by tr1ll, Tue Aug-18-09 12:10 PM
sounds like label wars to me..

*goes to listen to bedtime story
185937, It's part of the Mos/Jay Electronica tour
Posted by SerReal, Wed Aug-19-09 12:20 PM
This is one of the only shows that Kweli is part of because him and Hi Tek are doing Rock the Bells Presents.

I think that's why they bill it as Mos...to have continuity with the rest of the tour.

We'll have to wait and see how that translates to the show. I bet it goes Jay, Kweli, Kweli/Mos, Mos but I bet that Kweli/Mos section is closer to the medley that you lamented than anything resembling a full set.
185940, I already got my tickets.
Posted by The Analyst, Wed Aug-19-09 05:01 PM
185968, Tickets bought....
Posted by ChampD1012, Sat Aug-22-09 07:42 PM
sucks its the same day as a red sox game...parking is going to be crucial...
186030, RE: Blackstar at House Of Blues Boston
Posted by Babadudu, Tue Sep-01-09 06:51 PM
I'm there....
F'n livenation, man.
Best kept secret


Dark like the side of the moon u don't see
But a lot's going on beneath the surface if u look closely

186072, I can't go to the show and I need to sell the tickets...
Posted by ChampD1012, Fri Sep-04-09 09:17 PM
Inbox me an offer if you're interested. I have two tickets....

Its General Admission...I had a death in the family I have to head down south to deal with that. Can't go to the show...
186104, Mos and Kweli absolutely murdered it. Whosane was a surprise.
Posted by SerReal, Wed Sep-09-09 11:02 AM
I liked what he had to say. Jay Electronica sucked. His shtick was corny. He wanted to do every verse accapela but couldn't keep the rhythm. Weak sauce.
186149, how was the show?
Posted by budz4zo, Sun Sep-13-09 11:09 PM
all this talk and no one came back to review it