After some delay, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Chicago-based artist Ferrari Sheppard have released their debut LP.


Say it ain’t so?! Hip-hop aficionados practically fainted after Lupe Fiasco accepted Yasiin Bey’s (Mos Def) challenge to battle anyone in the rap circuit. Sadly, it appears that Yasiin has reneged on his challenge and will not battle Lupe Fiasco in what many thought would have been a heavyweight battle between the lyrical titans. During […]


  It seems that this Meek Mill and Drake beef has everyone in the competitive spirit. With 2015 showcasing reinvigorated artists ravenously killing tracks with hopes of pushing their peers, the art of rhyming appears to be back in full-effect. Veteran, Yasiin Bey, – formerly known as Mos Def – decided to keep the competitive […]

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) doesn’t come out of hiding a lot. The only occasions grand enough for his presence is a closing guest spot on an A$AP Rocky album and a Kendrick Lamar live performance of “Alright.” We learned about the latter this weekend. The surprise appearance, recorded by Pigeons & Planes, came at the Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, […]


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Ever since being barred from entering the U.S., Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has kept himself out of the public. Aside from making a public appearance with Dave Chappelle, the rapper/actor had a relatively quiet 2014. But he broke his silence recently with a three-minute reflection on the events that have transpired around the nation […]

Amerigo Gazaway continues his creative management of a musical fantasy league where he pairs up the best voices of contrasting eras and genres. In his latest “mash-up” he pairs Yasiin Bey (aka the Mighty Mos Def) and the legendary Marvin Gaye for a soul stirring collection called “Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One).” Amerigo Gazaway’s […]

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has inspired many people to become the best possible people  they could simply by living his life. Because Ali’s influence can still be felt today, one rapper is choosing to honor Muhammad Ali by dropping three exclusive songs.   Rapper/actor Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) posted a video on Youtube where he […]

As the holy time of Ramadan begins, there are detainies still continuing their protest of Guantanamo Bay through a hunger strike. Out of the 100 people participating in the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, more than 40 are being forced to eat. A federal document complete with detailed instructions and procedures for force-feeding detainees has […]

     It is difficult to come up with any good reasons to keep the stop and frisk laws around, considering there hasn’t been any real benefit to it over the last few years. Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) teamed up with CCR Justice for a PSA to give light on the harmful impact of stop-and-frisk. […]

In a digital experience called “The Greatest Words” Louis Vuitton taps Yasiin Bey and calligrapher Niels Shoe Muelman to revisit the words of Muhammad Ali. In the various clips, Bey recites popular quotes from The People’s Champ while Muelman uses the ring as his canvas. Pretty cool stuff. Get into the experience below.     SOURCE: JayForce, […]

When it comes to fashion and style Mos Def, the artist now known as Yasiin Bey, only offers one piece of advice: “Keep your clothes clean.” The rapper and actor breaks down his eclectic choice in wears in the latest issue of GQ magazine and makes no apologies for his seemingly disparate choice of threads. […]