Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)
About Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)
Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, is among the best emcees to ever do it, never once compromising his artistic integrity for mainstream recognition (although he's achieved it nonetheless). Since his beginnings with the Urban Thermo Dynamics collective in the early nineties, he's gone on to release four studio albums, three compilations and a collaborative album (that being Black Star's self-titled debut with Talib Kweli), having collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Da Bush Babees, N'Dea Davenport, The High & Mighty, Skillz, DJ Honda, Ronny Jordan, DJ Shadow, Floetry, Immortal Technique, The Gorrilaz, Bobby Womack, Reflection Eternal, Jay Electronica, J. Cole, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fat Joe, Miguel, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes and many more throughout his storied 23-year career. Most recently, he teamed up with director Asif Kapadia and Human Rights organization Reprieve and underwent the standard force-feeding procedure for Guantanamo Bay detainees to raise awareness of the 100 inmates who'd been holding a hunger strike there during the summer of 2013. Also, he performed in Africa on January 17th, 2014 in remembrance of the great Muhammed Ali, also releasing three new singles as part of the "The Time Is Always Now" initiative spearheaded by the A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH collective. Stay tuned for updates on this hip-hop hero's career.
- Yasiin Bey is a Muslim convert.
- He's the host of HBO's spoken word program "Def Poetry".
- Yasiin Bey is predominantly vegetarian.
- He was awarded an Obie for his performance in "Fucking A", an off-Broadway play.
- His original moniker, Mos Def, was short for "Most Definitely".
- Ni**as In Poorest Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)30K Views22 Comments
- The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)23K Views18 Comments
- I Don't Like (Freestyle) Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)16K Views42 Comments
- Let's Go Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)14K Views15 Comments
- Made You Die Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Feat. Dead Prez & Mike Flo9.5K Views7 Comments
- Never Die (Paul White Remix) Golden Rules Feat. Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Freddie Gibbs5.3K Views2 Comments
- Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) "Louis Vuitton Commerical" Video1,969 Views3 Comments
- Mos Def "White Drapes" Video1,568 Views1 Comment
- Drake Brought Future Out To Perform "WATTBA" Tracks At Austin City Limits2,909 Views15 Comments
- Listen To OVO Sound Radio Episode 7 Featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Boi-1da1,793 Views4 Comments
- A Migos & Young Thug "Migos Thuggin" Mixtape Is On The Way13,256 Views83 Comments
- London On Da Track Responds To Gay Rumors After Video Shows "Gay Porn" In Studio29,777 Views128 Comments
- Vince Staples' Brother Dies; "Xanax Killed My Brother"18,516 Views53 Comments
- Listen To PartyNextDoor's 7 New Tracks Premiered On OVO Sound Radio34,654 Views40 Comments
- Travi$ Scott Gives His Chain To A Young Fan With "Rodeo" Tattoo21,362 Views58 Comments
- Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) To Reunite In Australia1,729 Views12 Comments
- Amber Rose's Mom To Kanye West: "F*CK Yo 30 Showers!"18,041 Views72 Comments
- Quiz: How Well Do You Know ASAP Rocky?6,721 Views25 Comments
- PARTYNEXTDOOR & Boi-1da To Provide Mixes For Tonight's Episode Of OVO Sound Radio12,513 Views23 Comments
- Childish Gambino Invites Disappointed Australian Fans To New Show18,245 Views46 Comments
- Young Thug Shares Revised Tour Schedule8,132 Views57 Comments