Tagged: Mos Def

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Watch Mos Def Perform an Unreleased Song Produced by Kanye West

Thought it’s not quite the mind-melt as when Mos Def—now known as Yasiin Bey—performed alongside Kanye West and Freeway on Chappelle’s Show in 2004, seeing HD footage of Bey do his Kanye-produced “The Light Is … read more »

POSTED March 22, 2013 1:02PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Yasiin Bey in Louis Vuitton, Muhammad Ali Commercials

Louis Vuitton’s Muhammad Ali campaign continues with two new commercials, very aptly titled “Word” and “Dream.” Starring Yasiin Bey, once known as Mos Def, and visual artist Neils Shoe Meulman, the clips evoke the dramatic … read more »

POSTED July 31, 2012 4:30PM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (5) TAGS: , , ,
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Live: Roots Picnic 2012

As music festivals go, the Roots Picnic is very much its own beast. With none of the ditzy-hippie desert accessories—dream catchers, feathers, beaded headbands—of Coachella, the corporate-sponsored social media machine of SXSW, the daunting primal … read more »

POSTED June 20, 2012 11:08AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), “Niggas in Poorest” MP3

To launch his Top 40 Underground freestyle project, Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def, has flipped The Throne’s only skate song into a politically-charged, lo-fi rendition retitled, “Niggas in Poorest.” For the collection, Bey plans to … read more »

POSTED January 16, 2012 11:39AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,
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Watch Black Star on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

If you’re still reeling over the Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s decision to reunite as Black Star, but haven’t had the chance to catch them live, then their appearance on last night’s Late Night with … read more »

POSTED January 4, 2012 10:45AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , ,
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Black Star Will Release New Music in 2012

Your cousin’s rumors confirmed: Yesterday, Talib Kweli told MTV, “I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year.” They’re unsure how they’ll release the work: “Me and … read more »

POSTED November 4, 2011 3:30PM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,
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Come on Irene: Songs For The Hurricane That Claimed New York

Hard not to include four Bob Dylan songs,* here, but in between reading rounds, correcting captions, writing incredibly witty blog posts, procuring rations, batteries and wind up emergency radios from Brookstone, stocking up on Bushmills, … read more »

POSTED August 26, 2011 3:01PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,
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Blaqstarr’s Blaqstarr the Mixtape

When we spoke to Blaqstarr two months ago, we could swear he said this was going to be a Baltimore Club mixtape. It’s not, and it’s hard to say what is. The self-titled mixtape features … read more »

POSTED April 12, 2011 5:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Carmelo Anthony Either Really Likes Mos Def or Really Likes FADER

Or Both! PS: Welcome to The Knicks.

POSTED February 22, 2011 11:17AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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We Were There When Odd Future Played Jimmy Fallon

We speed-walked up to 30 Rock yesterday to be in the room while Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats of Odd Future taped their appearance on Jimmy Fallon. NBC played Blackalicious while we waited in … read more »

POSTED February 17, 2011 10:29AM IN MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,