The best rappers are masters of language, rhyme, and the ability to walk onstage in front of thousands of people and talk about some very sexy topics. Watch the best with this GrouponLive deal.
- $24 for One G-Pass to See Mos Def and Royce da 5’9” (up to a $46.20 value)
- When: Friday, September 20, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Detroit Opera House
- Seating: Orchestra or balcony section
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Mos Def (A.K.A. Yasiin Bey)
Mos Def performing “Supermagic” at the Hip Hop Kemp 2012 in the Czech Republic
- Birth name: Dante Terrell Smith
- Rebirth name: Yasiin Bey
- Other known aliases: Mos Def, Gangstalicious, Dad, and Super Mr. Superhero on Yo Gabba Gabba
- Ranking on The Source’s list of “Top Lyricists of All Time”: 23
- RPM (Rhymes Per Minute) Speed: Mach 5
- Number of Grammy nominations: 7
- Number of words in English language: roughly 1,019,729.6
- Number of words in Yasiin Bey’s vocabulary: exactly 4,000,000.6 and counting
- Movies you’ve seen him in: The Italian Job, Be Kind Rewind, Cadillac Records
Royce da 5’9”
- Ranking on the About.com list of “Top MCs of Our Time (1987–2007): 33
- Hometown: Detroit
- Affiliation with Eminem: Partners in rhyme in the duo Bad Meets Evil, and partners in a Bermuda timeshare
- Role in Bad Meets Evil: Bad
- Other collaborations: Slaughterhouse
- Actually 5’10” with shoes on
Detroit Opera House
The Detroit Opera House sprawls across an entire city block, its imposing size and elegant design belying its circuitous history. Originally opened in 1922 as a vaudeville palace—and designed by the renowned architect behind the city's Fillmore and Fox theaters—the space played host to live music and recorded films. But despite the venue’s remarkable acoustics and cheery demeanor, it sat abandoned for long stretches of time over the next few decades. Luckily, fate intervened in 1988 when the opera acquired the building, starting an ambitious remodeling project that culminated in an opening gala featuring Luciano Pavarotti. The opera house’s modern iteration mimics the design of Europe's greatest performance spaces, with an the ornate main hall adorned with vaulted ceilings and sumptuous red curtains.