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.

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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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