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Mos Def
The artist formerly known as Mos Def—and before that, Dante Terrell Smith—Yasiin Bey plays this SummerStage humdinger in the park. His most recent solo record, 2009's The Ecstatic, was a major hip-hop groundswell, buzzing with choice samples, heady lyrics and classic production. Since then, the artist has won a clutch of Grammys, worked with Kanye and starred in Dexter. This year he's due to release Yasiin Bey Presents. Expect to hear from across the board tonight.
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