Although no progression has been made in the Yasiin Bey/Mos Def barring back into the United States, one of the rapper’s oldest running mates isn’t allowing himself to believe the hype circulating around the rumors.
Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, has been moving in mysterious ways since his early days in Brooklyn. Jumping from New Orleans to his current residence in South Africa over the years, the talented rapper and entertainer has been barred from reentering the United States for legal and immigration reasons.
Yasiin Bey has become quite the globetrotter, this after making the country of South Africa his home after a visit last May sold him on leaving his hometown of Brooklyn. During a chat at the Music Exchange conference in Cape Town over the weekend, the artist formerly known as Mos Def broke down why he […]
Yasiin Bey continues to tease fans eagerly anticipating anything from the artist formerly known as Mos Def. The elusive Brooklyn MC released a new video today teasing an upcoming performance called “Time Is Always Now” in honor of boxing legend Muhammad Ali‘s 72nd birthday this Friday (January 17).
This past weekend, the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were rolled out in high-level fashion. Naturally the elephant in the room was the Hip-Hop faceoff between Macklemore/Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar.
Rappers may not like snitching, but apparently they love pointing fingers – at anything and everything. Whether they’re pointing at each other in photos or just indirectly directing the air, they make it a point to point.
Many will write about the 15th anniversary of the last great release date in Rap history. But few truly overstand why it earned that designation and why after it there may never be another great day on par. Since they can’t, I will. Not only do I remember the day well and what it signified […]
As the month-long observance of Ramadan begins at sundown today (July 8), prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, many who are Muslim, will be force fed despite a hunger strike and their religious obligations. Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, was the centerpiece of a video demonstrating the disturbing procedure at the prison.
As the New York Police Department contends with an explosive trial regarding its “stop-and-frisk” policy, a Hip-Hop legend joins in to call out the controversial practice. Yasiin Bey released a PSA yesterday (May 21) addressing the NYPD and its allegedly racist policy.