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Mos Def Talks Tyler, The Creator and Odd Future Long before Tyler, The Creator won a MTV Video Music Award, Goblin sold 100,000 independently, Frank Ocean become an overnight sensation or Odd Future landed a television, Mos Def’s “co-sign” of sorts helped OFWGKTA garner national attention. Now after a successful year for OF, the man […]

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Mos Def To Retire His Name At The End Of 2011, Renaming Himself Yasiin Mos Def has decided to retire his name at the end of this year. The Brooklyn emcee who is joining the cast of the Showtime hit series, Dexter told MTV2 that he is moving on from the name that has done […]

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Already working with HBO in the past, Mos-Def is an Emmy nominated actor and hopes to be in the category again soon, as he joins the cast for HBO’s upcoming comedy “Enlightened.” Written by Mike White and Laura Dern, the show revolves around the comedy star Dern as a self-destructive woman who decides to live […]

Conscious emcees Common and Mos Def have teamed up with Crazy Legs and Breakdance Project Uganda for a new film about the war torn country of Uganda. Bouncing Cats, is a documentary about Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan B-Boy and A.I.D.S. orphan who created Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.). “[Hip-Hop] is where many people’s pride is,” […]

One of the hottest rappers next up to bat is J-Lie. Peep his new video “Justin Combs” with cameos from Mos Def, Mickey Factz and Chip Tha Ripper. Don’t we all wish we could be Diddy, Jr.  Let us know what you think? www.twitter.com/jlie www.facebook.com/jliemusic www.myspace.com/jlie

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Brooklyn lyricist/actor Mos Def has always been known for being original, but now the MC is finding himself on the other end of a lawsuit. Turkish composer Selda Bagcan is suing Mos for sampling her track “Ince Ince Kar Yaar” on his track “Supermagic” off of his Grammy-nominated The Ecstatic. “Your style is very effective,” […]