Posts tagged "Mos Def"

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Throwback Jams: Sounds Of Protest

A #TBT playlist of protest anthems that demanded change…

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A$AP Rocky Surprises A London Crown By Bringing Out Yasiin Bey

During A$AP Rocky's set at a London show, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) surprised the crowd.

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Two Checks: The Most Successful Rappers Turned Actors

We hear complaints from educated, esteemed Hollywood and aspiring actors every so often that rappers and singers are snatching their coveted roles right from under…

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10 Reasons Why Rap Fans Need ‘Black On Both Sides 2′

15 years ago, I sat in the back of my math class, sporting Lugz, a flannel shirt, and baggy jeans. It was my freshman year…

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Common Leaves G.O.O.D Music

It looks like we can all say G.O.O.D bye to Common. According to MTV, Common is no longer signed to G.O.O.D music. The conscious rapper ha…

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Yasiin Bey Cancels Upcoming U.S. Tour Due to ‘Legal Issues’

Yasiin Bey won't be coming to the U.S. anytime soon, most def. The rapper,also known as Mos Def, has been banned by the U.S. government from…

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Yasiin Bey Cancels Upcoming U.S. Tour Due To ‘Legal Issues’

Yasiin Bey won't be coming to the U.S. anytime soon, most def. The rapper,also known as Mos Def, has been banned by the U.S. government…

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Report, Replay, Repeat: Playlist for Ciara and Future’s Newborn

Congrats go out to proud new parents, Ciara and Future, on the birth of their son. This couple has been gushing over Ci's growing belly…

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Yasiin Bey Talks Cape Town Life, Wearing Ghanian Clothing

Brooklyn hip-hop legend Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, took his talents to Cape Town last May, and now plans to make it hi…

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Watch: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Performs New Songs Live From Africa

It's been literally—no exaggeration—forever since we've heard new songs from the rapper/crooner formerly known as Mos Def. Yet today (Jan. 17), Yasiin Bey is i…

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Songs Celebs Penned For Their Children

Following her hubby's key, over the weekend Beyonce dropped "God Made You Beautiful" in dedication to, Blue Ivy. In it she praises her daughter and their…

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Spotted: Macklemore, Jennifer Hudson, Michael K. Williams And More Hit Up Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Show

The streets were bustling with the sights and sounds of music in New York last night for Kanye West's second Yeezus show at Brooklyn's Barclay…

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Listen To Preservation’s Poetic Comp “O” Written By GZA (Off ‘Old Numbers’ Album)

DJ/producer Preservation – known for sharing the stage and studio with Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) for nearly a decade – unleashes his first commercial…

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VIBE Interview: Pretty Lights Enters New Prisms With ‘A Color Map Of The Sun’

"I would be a fucking scientist. I'd be on some crazy deep space zero-point energy shit. Powerless wire systems, water engines… I'd be taking dow…

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9 Anti-Industry Artists Who Bend The Rules

The music game has changed drastically since social media started ruling our daily lives. Having instant access to your favorite artists' music, plus snapshots of…

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New Music: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Mannie Fresh — ‘Black Jesus’

Yasiin Bey, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, returns with a new tribal pop tune dubbed "Black Jesus" -- not to be confused with…

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Has Concerns About The Barclays Center

The Barclays Center has been the talk of the town since Jay-Z christened it with eight shows back in September. Despite the buzz its bee…

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Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh Unite for New Collaboration, “OMFGOD”

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Mannie Fresh are collaborating on a project that will bridge the hip-hop gap between NOLA and the BK. I…

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Vibe Exclusive Q&A – Fatboy Slim Spills on The Olympics, “Button-Pushers” + More!

The pioneer of big beat, Fatboy Slim, isn't actually large in size. However, his performance at this year's closing ceremony at the Olympics was one…
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