On Tuesday night, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def made his career stand up comedy debut, and wasted no time in sending up some of his hip-hop colleagues. On stage at Montreal’s Phi Centre, Bey cracked jokes at the expense of Drake, Meek Mill, Kanye West and others.
Referring directly to the Drake vs. Mill rap beef fracas, Bey reportedly commented “The male ego is a boring place.” In their detailed write-up of his set, CultMTL also notes that there were jokes cracked about Kanye’s mic-dropping antics at the recent Pan Am Festival.
You had (Kanye out at the Pan-Am games sweating and going hard as one of the athletes. He threw that mic in the air so hard it never came down. I was talking to El-P from Run the Jewels the other day and he said it turned into a bird.
“Smile on my face but it’s really no joke,” Mos Def rapped on his 2009 cut “Auditorium.” But joking’s exactly what it is, or rather what it’s about to be, when the MC takes the stage Tuesday night in Montreal for his first-ever stand-up comedy performance. Yes, you read that right: the mighty Mos Def is about to hit you with some punch lines.
Yasiin will be taking the stage at Montreal’s , where he’ll perform, for the first time ever (allegedly) as a proper comedian. Canadian-born beatmaker Kaytranada is being credited as the one to blow the whistle on Bey’s new gig after he published a Facebook post with a black and white image of the MC and a comment detailing what’s to come:
collaborator with Dave Chappelle and other comedic greats, there’s quite a lot of hope for his prospects as a standalone comic. Color us intrigued, to say the least. If you’re fortunate enough to be in the Montreal area, tickets for the event are still on sale here.