Ticket Giveaway: Mos Def at the 9:30 Club on 20 February 2012

Mos Def (who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey) is headlining the 9:30 Club on Monday, February 20th, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post telling me a song you’d like to hear him perform– either from his solo career or from Black Star– and I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday, 10 February at 5 PM Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry).

The cool thing about this show is that even though it’s on a Monday night, it’s the Monday of President’s Day weekend, so your Monday night is really more like a Sunday night, and you have no real excuse to stay home. Right? Right! If you’d like to check out some of Mos Def’s music, check out some of his videos: “Casa Bay“, “History” (featuring Talib Kweli), and “Sex, Love, & Money“.

Again, all you have to do to win this pair of tickets is tell me the name of the song you’d most like to see him perform– and if you need a song title refresher, check out his discography, and remember that Black Star just released its new single “Fix Up” in anticipation of an as-yet-untitled album rumored to be released later this year. I’ll select a winner from the entries posted at random (via random.org) at 5 PM Eastern on Friday, 10 February for this pair of tickets. I’ll contact you via email if you win, so be sure to use an email address you check regularly! (and again: it won’t be posted publicly when you comment below.)

If you just can’t wait until then, note that tickets are available via ticketfly.com for $35 plus a $6 service fee and a $4 order processing fee, for a total of $45. Tickets can also be purchased at the 9:30 Club box office for a total of $36 (the club charges a $1 fee, even when purchasing with cash at the box office), any time the box office is open (12-7 PM M-F OR on show nights: 12-11 PM M-F, 6-11 PM Sat, and 6-10:30 PM Sunday).

Contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. You can still purchase tickets on ticketfly.com. Thanks so much for entering!

110 thoughts on “Ticket Giveaway: Mos Def at the 9:30 Club on 20 February 2012

  1. Since I can’t say the entire Ecstatic album, I’ll vote for “U R The One” from Tru Magic

  2. If I could beam Miss Jill Scott in, I’d scream for Love Rain, but my numero uno vote would be for Mathematics.

  3. I would love to hear Mos Def perform “Umi Says” off the album “Black On Both Sides”. An epic song from an epic album.

  4. “UMI Says” is an all-time favorite. I would also love to hear “Quiet Dog” off The Ecstatic. I love the entire song, but especially the Fela Kuti intro.

  5. So, yeah, it’s hard to be in the choosing business here, but I’ll go with “Life is Real” today, and anything at all he feels like dropping on the 20th. Give thanks…

  6. “Showing me her tanline and her tattoo, playing Sade’s Sweetest Taboo” obviously, Ms. Fat Booty!

  7. Gotta be “Umi Says.” But also would love to hear “Ms. Fat Booty.” And, maybe “Ghetto Rock.” The New Danger is highly underrated …

  8. 1, 2, 3, Mos Def and Talib Kweli-i-i we came to rock it on to the tip top, “Definition” is the best song in hip hop, why oh…

  9. Pretty much anything off the new danger, probably close edge but now I’m dreamin

  10. The last time I saw him he covered “September” by Earth Wind and Fire. Would kill to see that performance again.

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  11. My husbands favorites are “Umi Says” and “Ms. Fat Booty.” It would be such an awesome gift to see him perform!

  12. Really just want to hear The Embassy! Reminds me of yesteryear living it up in the Persian Gulf.

  13. Since I’m 99% sure Kweli isn’t showing up & I’ve seen Black Star no less than 7 times, I’ll bypass the obvious “Respiration” choice. I’ll go with “Grown Man Business”. That “I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” NEVER gets old. Plus it’ll make a nice bday gift for my little brother as we both have the same bday. Got proof if you think I’m lying. *Kanye shrug*

  14. I’d love to hear him rock some new Black Star, but without Kwali, it would be half as good. :)

    But from his solo stuff, “Close Edge” is a sick jam.

  15. Its gotta be Umi Says, Close Edge or Life In Marvelous Times…I can’t decide so all of them!