In this piece from our June 2005 Photo Issue, David Banner, John Legend, Damon Albarn, DJ Premier, and more share the impact Davis's music had on them.
Produced by Ferrari Sheppard.
"This is the time to be talking about the dignity and nobility of being a human being, not a machine."
The director reveals the new clip's masked man, and quick creation: "We came up with the idea of shooting it the day before."
Online for the first time, this story from The FADER issue 3 provides a crucial reminder that "the present is a product of the past."
The artist formerly known as Mos Def replaced Pharrell in the chorus.
The Harlem rapper talks gentrification, crashing New York warehouse parties, and meeting Yasiin Bey.
The artist formerly known as Mos Def performed "Ms. Fat Booty" and "Universal Magnetic" with Flacko.
From The FADER's November 2004 issue, Mos Def argues, "Pain—that's black in America. I'll give you some reasons why."
Scope all of the photo booth pics from Kimye's wedding.