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Mos Def raps for charity at XOYO

May 23, 2011

The other week Mos Def hit up London to drop knowledge at a few live shows, apart from tearing it up at the Appollo with Talib Kweli, Rakim, De La Soul and Jay Electronica, he dropped by the intimate XOYO to headline Ben Sherman’s V.I.P (Very Important Plectrums) launch night. A charity event aimed to raise money for Trekstock and Life Beat, charities dedicated to HIV patients and young people with cancer.

The guest list only event saw heards of industry folks, models, Hoxton hipsters and hip hop heads que round the block, all patiently awaiting entry to an exciting night strung together by live acts from Huey Morgan (frontman of Fun Lovin’ Criminals), Kill It Kid, the Clash DJs and the mighty Mos Def.

The atmosphere was rad, free drinks flowing all night (courtesy of Kopperburg, Sailor Jerrys and Becks) followed by great music and a wicked exhibition, featuring signed Plectrums from Klaxons, Coldplay, Mark Ronson, Stereophonics and more. Hats off to Ben Sherman for delivering an awesome night, bringing awareness to both charities and it’s own authentic brand direction.

Team Brownswood paid a visit but for those who didn’t reach, here’s a few snaps..