1.The Changing Of His Name
After over a decade as being known as Mos Def aka “Flaco,” the constantly evolving artist changed his name to Yasiin Bey. Even though most recognize this as a spiritual and religious transformation, only a few know of the political ramifications and the personal protest against the U.S. government by proclaiming sovereignty as it is taught by the Moorish Science Movement in America. The last name ‘Bey’ is Moorish surname that is adopted by those who adhere to those tenets.
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