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Yasiin Bey Talks ‘Negus,’ Visual Art, And Unreleased Music

With the launch of his listening installation 'Negus' in his home of Brooklyn, Yasiin Bey speaks to VIBE about becoming a visual artist, unreleased music, and more.

Robert Glasper Talks ‘F**k Yo Feelings,’ Yasiin Bey, And Lessons From Herbie Hancock

Three nights after releasing his F**k Yo Feelings mixtape and starting his second residency at the Blue Note in NYC, Robert Glasper sits…

8 Hip-Hop Retirement Albums

A look back at the rappers who called it quits with a musical body of work.

Yasiin Bey’s Forthcoming ‘Negus’ Project Will Only Live In Galleries

If you’ve been itching for some more material from Yasiin Bey, there’s good news for you. The wordsmith formerly known as Mos Def has a new project on the way, but the…

Yasiin Bey Says “Depressing” Comment About Tekashi69 Was Taken Out Of Context

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has clarified his comments about controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine after the rap legend was seen condemning the rapper’s music earlier…

Yasiin Bey Calls Tekashi 6ix9ine The “Most Depressing Sh*t He’s Ever Seen”

Part of what makes hip-hop great is its various sounds, flows and styles that carry remnants of the genre’s past. However, what draws lines in the sand are rookies who…

Yasiin Bey Announces New ‘Black Star’ Album Produced By Madlib

The beloved hip-hop duo Black Star comprised of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) are back in the studio. During a Madlib DJ set over the weekend in…

Dave Chappelle Adds Chance The Rapper, Lauryn Hill, & More To New York Residency

A night with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Hall seems like a gift all on its own. But a night with Dave and a number of top performers in the music industry, might just…

Yasiin Bey’s Blackness And Artistry Shines On All Sides At The Apollo Theater

There’s something about Yasiin Bey’s demeanor that proves he didn’t let his childhood growing up in Brooklyn’s Rosevelt Projects die. It can be seen in his smile that…