A second date has been added to the London leg of Mos Defs Universal Magnetics Tour. The rapper will play a sold out show at Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday (November 23). Due to unprecedented demand, Mos Def will also perform at the Islington Academy on Sunday (November 25). The performance will take place at 7:00 PM. For more information visit www. Ticketweb.co.uk.
Lawyers for rapper T.I. filed motions in U.S. District Court in Atlanta yesterday (November 20), claiming evidence and statements he made against him were illegally obtained. The rapper faces federal charges of attempting to purchase three machine guns and two silencers on October 13. Attorneys for the rapper are seeking suppress evidence seized from his vehicle the day he was arrested, claming the vehicle was searched without a warrant, consent or probable cause. According to the Associated Press, attorneys also said that statements he made at authorities may not have been voluntary, but did not elaborate on the basis for the motions. T.I., born Clifford Harris, faces up to ten years in prison if he is convicted.
Chicago Hip-Hop star Twista will celebrate his birthday during a two-day event, Twistas 5th Annual Celebrity Weekend. On Friday (November 23), the rapper will host Twistas Comedy Explosion with Lisa E. The show will feature local comedians B. Cole and Ill Will, as well as nationally known acts like Michael Blackston and MTVs Kevin Hart. The show takes place at 9:00 PM at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. On Saturday, DJ Drama and DJ Sean Mac will spin at Twistas birthday party, which is being held at Crossroads in Chicago Heights at 9:00 PM. For more information visit www.twista.com.