Mos Def Almost Definitely Does Not Read Tiny Mix Tapes, So I Can Say Whatever I Want About Him and His Tourdates

I met Mos Def once, and he was a really nice guy, which doesn’t matter, because there is pretty much no way he is reading this. Here are some facts about Mos Def you might not know:

- Mos Def tells all his friends that he’s really good at snowboarding, but, really, he only knows how to ski.
- Mos Def’s favorite of his own albums is The New Danger.
- While Mos Def was studying experimental theatre at New York University, he worked in the school’s Bobst Library, where he would frequently check out erotic novellas in other students’ names and then read them under his desk.
- Mos Def’s real name is Wilbur Doogan.
- Once, while making a guest appearance on Chappelle’s Show, Mos Def stole all the toilet paper from the Comedy Central bathroom because he had run out of toilet paper at home.
- Mos Def was in the movie The Italian Job.
- Mos Def once misread the subject line of an email from Chad Hugo as “New Breasts,” while the subject actually said “New Beats," and became momentarily excited. After the feeling of elation quickly faded, Mos Def contemplated the elusive nature of nowness.
- Mos Def is going to enter and exit one of the following shows on a gilded elephant:
08.05.09 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
08.08.09 - Newport, Rhode Island - George Wein's Jazz Festival
08.09.09 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
08.12.09 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
08.13.09 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
08.14.09 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
08.15.09 - Miami, FL - Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
08.17.09 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
08.18.09 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
08.19.09 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
08.21.09 - Denver, CO - TBA
08.22.09 - Park City, UT - Harry O's
08.24.09 - Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton Events Center
08.25.09 - Calgary, Alberta - Flames Central
08.27.09 - Vancouver, British Columbia - The Vogue Theatre
08.28.09 - Seattle, WA - TBA
08.29.09 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
09.03.09 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall *
09.04.09 - Oakland, CA - The Paramount Theatre *
09.05.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium *
09.09.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
09.11.09 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
09.12.09 - Governors Island, NY - Water Taxi Beach
09.16.09 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
10.03.09 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

* Erykah Badu

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