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.
Kanye West’s career was a long time coming. He spent years in the late ’90s grinding in Chicago music scene before he finally caught on with Roc-A-Fella Records and made a huge impact with work on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint.
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.
After his debut album, Live.Long.A$AP, ASAP Rocky went quiet for awhile-- music-wise, that is. In the interim between L.L.A. and A.L.L.A., Rocky rose atop the fashion world and romanced some very high-profile celebrities.
Friday's great tragedy in Paris has found many artists sending out thoughts and prayers to the victims of the attack, but while most reactions have been limited to social media posts and hashtags, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has made an effort to share a lit
News circulated quickly this morning about Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) being detained in South Africa following his use of a bogus passport. A representative of Bey has spoked to Okayafrica to clear up a few details about the incident.
ASAP Rocky is huge in London. The Harlem rapper recorded his entire upcoming album, At.Long.Last.A$AP (which we might see in May), in the U.K. capital, and this past weekend, he took the stage at one of London's biggest clubs.
Yasiin Bey, fka Mos Def, appeared in court today outside of Cape Town to work out some legal details of his case. Bey was originally arrested for using a fraudulent passport and overstaying his artist’s visa by a few years.
Yasiin Bey has taken on the role as a hip-hop elder. He speaks on important issues and is often times regarded as a spokesperson for the culture along with cats like Talib Kweli, Questlove, Q-Tip, etc.
During a recent show at Le Bataclan, Pairs, Mos Def brought out Kanye West out as a special guest. Yeezy took the opportunity to perform "Can't Tell Me Nothing" - he resisted the urge to rant.
How do y'all feel about the collabo with Mos Def?
Stream Black Jesus (Prod. By Mannie Fresh), the newest drop from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). The cut was released on Sunday, March 31st, 2013. Things are looking better for Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) with each new release, which Black Jesus (Prod.
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