Mos Def

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Life of Crime’ Is A Sporadically Fun Little Crime-Comedy Romp

Film: Life Of Crime Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, John Hawkes Directed By: Daniel Schechter Elmore Leonard, a genius writer who passed away earlier this year, once again has had one of his properties adapted. Life of Crime (based on Leonard’s novel The Switch) can now join the ranks of Jackie Brown, 3:10 to Yuma, and […]

Yasiin Bey Cancels U.S. Tour Due to Reentry Denial

The rapper Yasiin Bey, formally known as Mos Def, has been forced to cancel his U.S. tour, according to Together Boston. It’s reported that he has been denied the ability to re-enter the United States, which was due to certain immigration/legal issues. Further details have not yet surfaced. This all takes place after the rapper […]

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Yasiin Bey – “I Don’t Like”

Is there anything better than surprise tracks from your favorite artists? Earlier today, Yasiin Bey released his latest track for free download on the net. Sticking to the theme of socially relevant lyricism that accompanied his past track, Yasiin delivers another pair of in-depth verses over Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like.” This time around the […]

G.O.O.D. Music Delay “Cruel Summer” Again, Tease Mos Def Appearance

Looks like the day to delay! Following our post on Lil Wayne’s decision to delay his Dedication 4 mixtape, news comes to us courtesy of FakeShoreDrive that confirms long-gestating rumors that G.O.O.D. Music’s label compilation Cruel Summer has again been pushed back on the release calendar. The album was originally set for an August 7 […]

COULD BE GOOD: “Jackie Brown” Prequel Confirmed

There are countless blog posts scattered across the internet hating on the fact that nearly every film that finds a sliver of success in the mainstream winds up with a shitastic sequel/prequel, but this one may be different. Variety is reporting that a prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, entitled Switch, is scheduled to begin […]

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Ni**as in Poorest

The rapper formerly known as Mos Def has emerged for the first time in 2012 to unveil his latest, thought-provoking musical outing. Marking the launch of his “Top 40 Underdog” series which will find the lyricist adding his own poignant lyrics to songs currently popular in the mainstream, “Ni**as In Poorest” is a song you […]

Black Star Performs On Jimmy Fallon

The amazing duo of Black Star hit the stage, last night, on Jimmy Fallon with a pair of performances of “You Already Knew” and “Little Brother.” Without fail, The Roots were there to help back Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli on this special occasion. Very few underground rappers have struggled to make the […]

Rumored (leaked) lineup for Coachella 2012

The new year is rolling around and with it comes another year of great music. Next spring is the Coachella Valley Music and Fine Arts Festival, a huge (sweaty) gathering of celebrities, rich folk, and hipsters.  To entertain these individuals, hundreds of musicians will flock to the Coachella Valley to play. A Goldenvoice insider has […]

STREAM: Black Star – Fix Up

The jaw-dropping duo of Talib Kweli and Mos Def, better known as Black Star, has returned with a single that is easily 10x better than any deal you’ll find in stores today. Released on iTunes at midnight (on Black Friday, obviously), “Fix Up” is the comeback track we have been waiting for since the duo […]

Talib Kweli Promises Black Star Reunion, New Album In 2012

Talib Kweli was recently interviewed by MTV and as with pretty any interview he does these days, the subject eventually turned to his side project with Mos Def, Black Star. Not only did Kweli welcome the question, he revealed the duo has some exciting plans for 2012. I don’t want to try and summarize the […]

Black Star Announce US Tour

Fans all over the country keep begging the hip-hop legends Mos Def (Now known as Yasiin) and Talib Kweli to tour and do more shows together. Well we are all in luck because the dynamic duo have rolled 12 fresh touring dates that will be coming to a major city near you. Check out all […]

Mos Def is retiring the name ‘Mos Def’

Mos Def has announced, through an MTV interview, that he will no longer carry his stage name and will be retiring it by the end of 2011. The legendary rapper will now be known as Yasiin. Watch the interview past the jump in which he explains the exact reasoning for the switch and why “Mos […]