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February 10, 2010

Tif's tales: Mos Def is a thief!

mos defToday, Midnight Sun guest columnist Tif shares another one of his hip-hop memories. Take it away, Tif:

I remember when I was invited back to the green room at Rams Head @ Power Plant Live for a Mos Def performance. 

My partner was getting Mos to wear his new clothing line when Mos yelled to his people "yall find that Wire DVD yet?"

They replied, "Best Buy didn't have it, we can't locate a copy, etc."

I said, "Mos, I have all seasons on DVD." ...

Mos summoned a driver and we went to my place to retrieve them. We came back, and I expected Mos to just want to watch them.

Instead, he said "give them to the guy -- I want to come out to 'The Wire'."

I was alarmed because I didn't know he wanted them on the huge Ram's Head screen. Let's just say my DVD's didn't come from HBO, and I wasn't sure if they'd play on their system. I was terrified they wouldn't, but thankfully, they did.

The show ended, we partied and Mos left town with my entire Wire first season DVD set. I plan to file a grievance.

(Photo by Peggy Sirota)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff


Hey if Mos reads this I'm just kidding man! You are a gentleman and a scholar!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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