Mos Def to say farewell with concerts in NYC, Washington

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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 4:42 PM
Mos Def to say farewell with concerts in NYC, Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Yasiin Bey — formerly known as Mos Def — will say goodbye to fans in a series of concerts in December in New York and Washington, D.C.

The hip-hop star has announced he is retiring from the music business after getting into a legal fight in South Africa. He will take the stage at the Apollo Theater on Dec. 21 and then play the Kennedy Center from Dec. 31-Jan. 2.

The 42-year-old rapper and actor was charged with trying to leave South Africa while using a passport not recognized by that country. He has been allowed to leave but will be denied re-entry.

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Bey's farewell concerts will include songs from his albums "The New Danger," ''True Magic," ''The Ecstatic" and "Black on Both Sides," as well as new material.