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Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “Alright” With Mos Def at Osheaga Festival

The god Mos Def joined Kendrick Lamar to perform a very special version of "Alright" in Montreal... Read more »

Listen to Yasiin Bey’s New Track “Marigolds” ft. Electric Wire Hustle

Music from Yasiin Bey doesn’t come too often, but it’s a blessing whenever it appears. Today brings a nice surprise from the man formerly known... Read more »

Mos Def Joins A$AP Rocky For Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

Most people may not even be aware, but Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) has seen the growth of A$AP Rocky from the beginning. As someone... Read more »

Contest: Win Mos Def’s “Black on Both Sides” on Limited Edition Vinyl

Thanks to Respect The Classics, we’ve got another great vinyl giveaway for you. If you missed our previous giveaways, here’s a bit of background info—Universal’s... Read more »

Petite Noir ft. Yasiin Bey – “Till We Ghosts”

It’s not often that we hear from Yasiin Bey, who’s now based in South Africa, but he pops up here on a new track from... Read more »

Listen To Yasiin Bey Recite Max Ehrmann’s “The Desiderata” Poem and Share “Thoughts On Upheaval”

Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, released a somber and moving speech through Stop Being Famous about the state of current events.... Read more »

This Marvin Gaye/Yasiin Bey Project is More Than Your Average Mash-Up Album

A week after dropping the preview to the second installment of his mash-up project Yasiin Gaye, Nashville composer Amerigo Gazaway has released Yasiin Gaye: The Return. Joining... Read more »

“Immigration/Legal Issues” Force Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) to Cancel Upcoming United States Tour

As a result of mysterious “immigration/legal issues,” rapper Yasiin Bey—formerly known as Mos Def—has been forced to cancel his upcoming United States tour. The story... Read more »

Rock This Way: Rap-Rock Songs That Don’t Suck

"Rap-rock." The very combination of words forces some listeners to recoil in horror, with visions of tasteless backwards baseball caps and echoing sounds of detuned basses... Read more »

The Best Rawkus Records Singles

It's not uncommon to meet people who are familiar with Black Star, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Reflection Eternal. But far too often the word... Read more »

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