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Yasiin Bey Retires From Rap; Shares Audio Message On South Africa Situation
Well this is rather surprising. Not even 48 hours after receiving the official version of “No More Parties In LA,” Kanye West takes to twitter to share a message he has from Mos Def Yasiin Bey.
Yasiin Bey, FKA Mos Def, Has Been Arrested In South Africa
Since 2013, Mos Def – who now goes by Yasiin Bey – has been residing in Cape Town, South Africa. He left after becoming disillusioned with “certain aspects of America,” and has not expressed any interest in moving back to America.
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
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.
Public Enemy, Yasiin Bey And Erykah Badu Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of "Do The Right Thing" With Spike Lee
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
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 Previews New Mos Def Song In NPR Interview
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.
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 Not Allowed To Enter U.S., Cancels Upcoming Tour
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.
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
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Feat. Kanye West "Brings Out Kanye West In Paris" Video
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?
Yasiin Bey "Performs Unreleased Track" (Prod. By Kanye West) (Live) Video
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?
Yasiin Bey Addresses Jay-Z & Opposition To The Barclay's Center
Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, has never been shy to speak out about socio-political situations, even if they don't directly affect him.