Blackstar in Portland
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Mos Def will change his name to "Yaslin" after the first of the year.
The crowd didn't have to wait one second after the show's start time.
Jay Rock came on stage at precisely 10 pm.
Jay Rock filled in for DJ Hi-Tek.
Talib Kweli rocks the crowd with his signature finesse.
Mos Def made his appearance wearing slacks and a tweed blazer topped with matching cap.
It didn't take long for Mos to get down to business.
The crowd was lively and appreciative and they were rewarded with a lengthy encore.
The crowd at the Roseland gave the show a high-energy feel.
The “Mighty” Mos Def (soon to be “Yaslin”) and Talib Kweli appeared at the Roseland Theater last Friday during their Black Star Tour. This concert marked the first time in a long time that the two transformative and cornerstone hip-hop musicians performed together as Black Star in Portland.
The crowd gave the two emcees (and Jay Rock who filled in for the third Black Star member, DJ Hi-Tek) a warm welcome to the Rose City and maintained a consistent, high level of energy throughout the entire show. Check out the slideshow above and head over to the OPBMusic Blog to get more details on the performance.
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