Mos Def

Mos Def

There are 20 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Oct 30, 2009, titled Mos Def. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

Hip-hop superstar Mos Def is a rare sight in Northern California, so news of his hastily put together show tonight, Oct.

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HumMusic

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 30, 2009
This show was ridiculous. Mos Def finally showed up at 1:40 am, played for about 3 seconds and then everyone got kicked out. I was really looking forward to this show and was so disapointed. The vibe from the crowd was angry and hostile. It was a sold out show, so everyone was packed in, pushing and pissed. This isn't the first time an A-list artist comes to Humboldt and shows up super late to play a short crappy set, collect their check and bail. Why do they think they can come up here and disrespect the audience that paid good money to see them.
Rap Sux Dck

Alameda, CA

#2 Oct 30, 2009
That's what you get for inviting a (C)RAP star.
HoXing Fu

Amity, OR

#3 Oct 30, 2009
Ha ha! Mos dEF do private party for us in Santa Rosa. We kick down wAY phAt so he throw down phAt rhymes from dinner until 9pm!! We love Mos def!!
schmeeee

Charleston, WV

#4 Oct 30, 2009
In an all out pants down american salute Mos Def Arrives via White Taxi CO. and stumbles into the back door wiping the sleep from his eyes. The anticipated crowd rillied with anger and disilliusned by mass quantites of devil liqour and heart thumping bass, quickly came too and raised their glasses to the stage. They had waited all night and day hoping and praying for this opportunity to be riteous and immpecible. Sadly they were let down by what seemed like a mere flash of the man whose name was on the poster. The packed crowd danced in dank sweat all with a beeming glaze of fandimonium pinched into their eyes, screaming out his name and ramshakiling to the front of the stage like zombies looking to feast on the man with the microphones brains, that morbid moaning sound. I was pushed to the point of haveing to abandon my post due the the ever bearing prescence that was this 350 pound woman. Her continuos pull and push and squish manuevers became unbearable to the point of damning her an abomination. Mos Def kept going, rocking and melting the faces off of these now released swaying wet dancers and movers. And then it ended.
They said "you don't gotta go home but cha cant stay eeere." and as the angry crown spilled its way into the parking lot, Def grabbed the loot and the grass and bounced like a super ball back down, down down.
schmeeee

Charleston, WV

#5 Oct 30, 2009
HoXing Fu wrote:
Ha ha! Mos dEF do private party for us in Santa Rosa. We kick down wAY phAt so he throw down phAt rhymes from dinner until 9pm!! We love Mos def!!
>.<
Domino 21

Millville, CA

#6 Oct 30, 2009
Yeah, and hippity hop is music. Whatever makes you happy but Rap is not music. That is in my world.
Corporate CEOs

Toledo, OH

#7 Oct 31, 2009
Domino 21 wrote:
Yeah, and hippity hop is music. Whatever makes you happy but Rap is not music. That is in my world.
You mean POP HOP (Rap of today)
BUMP

South San Francisco, CA

#8 Oct 31, 2009
And who says People Productions isn't greedy...probably got their share. Nice management of the show.
snafu

Amity, OR

#10 Oct 31, 2009
Kind of remind me of a traveling snake oil salesman from the Old West.Did everybody at least get a bottle of opium for their money?
Bruce Wyatt Rio Dell

Fortuna, CA

#11 Nov 2, 2009
I agree Rap is CRAP !
TJ daKiller 14th Street

Fremont, CA

#12 Nov 2, 2009
Yo cuz beter watch yo asspunk beiicchh. RAP IS KING AND THE BTCHS ARE DA HOS BEIICCHH. nxt tme i come up to rob a hippi scum ill shoot won for fun btch.
Bruce Wyatt Rio Dell wrote:
I agree Rap is CRAP !
Retire

Palo Cedro, CA

#13 Nov 3, 2009
Bruno ruined the quality of life in southern humboldt with Reggae on the river and now she wants to ruin Eureka.
Seems like the reporter is in Carols back pocket
way to go TS
Mike

Urbandale, IA

#14 Nov 3, 2009
HumMusic wrote:
This isn't the first time an A-list artist comes to Humboldt and shows up super late to play a short crappy set, collect their check and bail.
Mos Def, A- List. LOL. If he's an A list artist, you need to get out of town more.
Mike

Urbandale, IA

#15 Nov 3, 2009
Bruce Wyatt Rio Dell wrote:
I agree Rap is CRAP !
Not all rap is crap. A lot of the older stuff is good. This new stuff thats all yo yo yo, look at my rims, im so rich, yeah it is crap. Rap has been commercialized too much these days.
hype hop suckers

Arcata, CA

#16 Nov 3, 2009
hype hype hype all hype it so sad for the music scene to see promoters trade our dollars for shows that have no artistic or music value.. When hype hop comes to town you can expect the artists to wait till the last minute to come on stage, so late they are always just getting the sound right when the lights are on and everyone including the artists are kicked out. If a club/promoter has to unplug the artist sound every time it starts it says something about the club/promoters...like we are not aware,dont care and should work to get show started earlier da, a guy and a dj cant woo a crowd for very long so they drag it out till the last minute nothing new here. To the fans u should be smarter and expect something more than crappy djs and a mc for your money buy the cd and go see a real music show not some hype you heard on the radio.
the facts only please

Millbrae, CA

#17 Nov 4, 2009
i don't know why so many people have posted comments that have nothing to do with what went down at the actual show. if you hate rap/hip hop then don't bother posting a comment about a rap show. i was there and thought that everyone should get their money back because mos was so late. i don't know why he was so late and it would help if people productions had some sort of explaination for the crowd other than "city folks have a hard time with humboldt county roads." looks like bad management to charge for a show and then not be able to gaurantee that the performer is going to show up. when i saw talib kweli perform at nocturnum a little while back, he did great 2 hour set, so its not all hip hop shows...it was just this badly managed one.
anonymous

Eureka, CA

#19 Nov 4, 2009
I heard he was so late because he was busy "partying" at the people productions sohum house.

They should refund everyone's money.
Pimp Dady

Newark, CA

#20 Nov 4, 2009
He did all the free cocaine he could do at the party. I was afraid he was going to have a stroke that night.
anonymous wrote:
I heard he was so late because he was busy "partying" at the people productions sohum house.
They should refund everyone's money.
Know the Truth

Elk Creek, CA

#21 Nov 4, 2009
Another rip-off show from the People Productions. I remember when they suckered people into buying VIP laminates for a Stephen Marley show. They said they were signed by Stephen Marley. It turned out they were signed but not by SM but by one of Carol Bruno's employees Jeanne Foster. What a scam. They were selling these for $25 bucks a pop. They must have sold at least a 100. Beware the PP scams.
Corporate CEOs

Toledo, OH

#22 Nov 5, 2009
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
Not all rap is crap. A lot of the older stuff is good. This new stuff thats all yo yo yo, look at my rims, im so rich, yeah it is crap. Rap has been commercialized too much these days.
Telecommunication Act syndrome:

Why tupac REALLY got killed (because Tupac refused to sell out to mainstream corporate America) and the destruction of HIP HOP which turn to materialistic POP HOP.

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