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.
Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) spoke to Stop Being Famous regarding police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.
Public Enemy, Yasiin Bey And Erykah Badu Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of "Do The Right Thing" With Spike Lee Jun 28, 2014 at 10:02pm
Monday (June 30th) marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's 1989 film "Do The Right Thing," and so the director held a block party in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood today to celebrate.
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli Reunite At Dave Chappelle's Show In New York Jun 28, 2014 at 10:56am
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.
Mannie Fresh sits down for an extensive interview with NPR, spending 90 minutes answering questions about his career from both hosts and audience members.
Talib Kweli Speaks On Reports That Yasiin Bey Is Not Allowed To Return To U.S. May 29, 2014 at 03:05pm
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.
Although Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the rapper-turn-activist has since planted his feet in many different parts of the world, more recently, he's resided in South Africa.
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.
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 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
Check out Quiet Dog Bite Hard (Preservation Remix), the latest track from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), which dropped on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013.
Mos Def brings out Kanye at his show in Paris to perform a reworked version of "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" Who else would you like to have seen on this video? What do y'all think of this video?
Well, today is the day that Lil Wayne's album I Am Not A Human Being II officially dropped. Although we're positive it will sell given Weezy's huge fanbase, we're not so sure about the content there within.
Yasiin Bey decides to perform "The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark" at The Shrine in Chicago, which was a cut produced by Kanye West that was supposed to be on "True Magic." He also answers a few questions in a short interview. Are y'all feeling this one?
Check out They Die By Dawn, the latest from Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) which features a guest appearance from Jay Electronica & Lucy Lui on the assist. The track was released on Friday, March 22nd, 2013.
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