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Yasiin Bey Rep Gives Statement About Rapper's Arrest
News circulated quickly this morning about Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) being detained in South Africa following his use of a bogus passport. A representative of Bey has spoked to Okayafrica to clear up a few details about the incident.
Yasiin Bey Shares Thoughts On ISIS & The Paris Attacks
Friday's great tragedy in Paris has found many artists sending out thoughts and prayers to the victims of the attack, but while most reactions have been limited to social media posts and hashtags, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has made an effort to share a lit
Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) To Reunite In Australia
It's now been 17 years since Black Star, the duo of Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, and Talib Kweli, released their one and only album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star.
Marvel Remixes More Dope Album Covers: 2Pac, Jay Z, Mos Def & More
In July, Marvel began remixing our favorite album covers, and they've since kept it going, making good on their mission to place their superheroes and comic book characters into just about every piece of classic hip-hop cover art.
Mos Def Responds To Lupe Fiasco & King Los: "I’m Not Trying To Arrange Fights With Them”
Fans of battle rapping, lyricism and all-around #BARS rejoiced yesterday when it looked like Lupe Fiasco and King Los were about to jump into the ring with Mos Def (AKA Yasiin Bey), who had issued a challenge to other rappers to battle him.
Mos Def Invites Rappers To Battle Him, Lupe Fiasco & King Los Respond
Mos Def seems to be inspired by the recent wave of rap beef, and he's ready to take on a battle of his own.
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Mos Def To Perform "Alright" At Osheaga
With Action Bronson pulling out of Montreal's Osheaga festival, Mos Def (who now goes by Yasiin Bey) was brought in to replace him.
Places & Faces Referenced On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
After his debut album, Live.Long.A$AP, ASAP Rocky went quiet for awhile-- music-wise, that is. In the interim between L.L.A. and A.L.L.A., Rocky rose atop the fashion world and romanced some very high-profile celebrities.
Yasiin Bey Says America Is A Tough Place To Be Creative
In a recent interview with Beats By Dre, Yasiin Bey discussed his artistic journey and his difficulties accessing his "robust creativity" within the borders of the United States.
Live Stream: ASAP Rocky's Red Bull Music Academy Talk
A$AP Rocky's new album, A.L.L.A. is expected to be be released soon, and the rapper is sitting down for a live interview in London to discuss the project.
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli Reunite At Dave Chappelle's Show In New York
Much like his iconic sketch comedy series, Chappelle's Show, music has played a big role in Dave Chappelle's recent string of shows at Radio City Music Hall.
Talib Kweli Speaks On Reports That Yasiin Bey Is Not Allowed To Return To U.S.
The other week a report surfaced that Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, had to cancel a string of U.S. tour dates because he was not allowed to re-enter the United States.
Yasiin Bey Announces Concert In Africa As Part Of New Initiative
Yasiin Bey has announced a new concert to take place in Africa on January 17th, in remembrance of the great Muhammed Ali (the 17th is his birthday).
Preservation Feat. 32FX "Disorderly Conduct" Video
Visuals for first single from NYC producer Preservation's debut album "Old Numbers", which features Bey, Jean Grae, Jemini The Gifted One, Minnesota, Edo G, 32 FX, Yahzeed and Milly Mango.
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) "Guantánamo Bay Force-Feeding Demo" Video
In collaboration with director Asif Kapadia and Human Rights organization Reprieve, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) volunteered to undergo the standard force-feeding procedure for Guantanamo Bay detainees to raise awareness of the 100 inmates currently holding a hung
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) "Don’t Tread On Me (Stop-And-Frisk PSA)" Video
Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def issues this PSA to raise awareness on how harmful the stop-and-frisk policy is to communities, and how New Yorkers are fighting for their rights in court.How does this compare to Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)'s previous work?Peep the new visual f