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Mos Def

  1. vulture guides
    Everyone Involved With Kanye and Kid Cudi’s New AlbumKurt Cobain, Andre 3000, Ratatat, Mos Def, Louis Prima, and more all make appearances.
  2. How One Rap Clique in the ’90s Remade the Whole Culture in Its ImageThe Soulquarians themselves may have receded, but the example they set inspires today’s best artists.
  3. last night on late night
    Watch Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard, as Dec. 99th, Perform TogetherIn their TV debut.
  4. freedom
    Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Allowed to Leave South Africa After Long Legal BattleHe won’t be permitted to reenter the country.
  5. retirements
    Yasiin Bey Announces Retirement, Final Album“I’m retiring from the music recording industry as it is currently assembled today, and also from Hollywood, effective immediately.”
  6. arrests
    Yasiin Bey Has Been Kicked Out of South AfricaThe former Mos Def was arrested at Cape Town International Airport.
  7. paris
    Yasiin Bey Shares Song, Tells ISIS to ‘F*** Off’“[ISIS doesn’t] represent nothing about Islam or nothing about the Prophet.”
  8. movie review
    Life of Crime Doesn’t Transcend Its Haphazard StorySolid cast, but the story’s kind of deflating.
  9. protests
    Yasiin Bey, the Former Mos Def, Got Force-FedFor a human rights video.
  10. brooklyn
    Mos Def on His Barclays Center Poem and Jay-ZOn Thursday, we wrote about Yasiin Bey’s new poem, which concerns Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center. Here is our extended transcript.
  11. where brooklyn at?
    Former Mos Def Poetry-Slams the Barclays CenterYasiin Bey hopes for a summit meeting with Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte to discuss the arena’s effect on Brooklyn. 
  12. fat joe
    Watch Fat Joe’s Video for ‘Pride N Joy’Anyone getting flashbacks of 1996?
  13. mos def
    Hear Mos Def’s Version of ‘N*ggas in Paris’The Artist Formerly Known As Mos Def changes name, remains “socially conscious.”
  14. out on the weekend
    This Weekend’s Concerts: From L.A.’s Jingle Ball to Black StarCheck out photos from Jingle Ball, Black Star, Tori Amos, and more.
  15. name change
    Mos Def Will No Longer Go by Mos DefHe’ll go by Yasiin.
  16. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Recording a Stepbrothers Rap Album For […]Here’s some strange news: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are returning to their Stepbrothers characters…to record a rap album produced by […]
  17. behind the music
    In the Studio With Kanye West: iPhone Singing, Impromptu ChoreographySee the video!
  18. stage dive
    Theater Review: A Free Man of ColorIt’s a dazzling mess. But like all great, mad manifestos, there are sweet rewards for those willing to take the plunge.
  19. music
    Download Kanye West’s New Song, ‘Lord Lord Lord,’ Featuring Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, and RaekwonA mellow, seven-and-a-half-minute MP3.
  20. theatre
    Mos Def To Take The Stage Again In A Free Man of ColorBut now he’s going by just “Mos.”
  21. #context
    Does Salman Rushdie Think Mos Def Is Insane in a Good or Bad Way?He definitely thinks he’s insane.
  22. music
    Download Mos Dub, a Free Mash-Up Album of Mos Def and Classic Reggae SongsPerfect summer BBQ music.
  23. right-click
    Gorillaz Cross Genres, OceansThe world’s greatest cartoon band is back.
  24. under 100
    The Brief, Wondrous Life of Damon Dash’s Basement Venue, Under 100It lasted just two shows, but they were special ones.
  25. out on the weekend
    Pretty Photos From This Weekend’s Concerts, Starring Devo, Sonic Youth, and the Dirty ProjectorsSee photos of Devo, Bishop Allen, Dinosaur Jr., Javelin, Sonic Youth, Sleigh Bells, the Feelies, tUnE-YaRdS, the Dirty Projectors, and some surprise special guests.
  26. right-click
    Black Keys + Jim Jones + Mos Def = ‘Hoochie Choo’It’s the first single off the Black Keys’ new crossover project, ‘Blakroc.’
  27. the industry
    James McAvoy and Robin Wright Penn Totally Not Responsible for Lincoln’s AssassinationPlus: Johnny Depp! Elvis Costello! The Black Keys!
  28. quote machine
    Joss Whedon and Fox Probably Aren’t on the Same Page When It Comes to DollhousePlus: What did Mos Def learn from ‘Dynasty’?
  29. right-click
    Lily Allen Succumbs to Peer PressurePlus: Snoop Dogg! Massive Attack! Mos Def!
  30. right-click
    Andrew Bird Whistles Through the Financial ApocalypsePlus: The Game’s best song ever!
  31. the industry
    Simon Pegg No Longer a ‘Bastard,’ But Will Go on a Road TripPlus: Neil Schweiber goes to war in Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Bastards’!
  32. last night's gig
    New York Legends Crowd Rock the BellsBiz Markie, Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man, the ghost of ODB, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest…
  33. the industry
    The Clock Is Ticking for Jon VoightPlus: The Public announces plays by John Guare, Christopher Durang, and Danny Hoch.
  34. the industry
    Ian McShane About to Go BiblicalNBC options the story of King David from God, Nick has its own high-school musical, and Mos Def plays Chuck Berry.
  35. apropos of nothing
    Bootleggers Create Sweded Version of ‘Be Kind Rewind’A group of surrealist bootleggers have shot their own low-budget version of Be Kind Rewind — likely by sneaking a camcorder into a theater — and made it for sale on Canal Street.
  36. countdown
    Michel Gondry Bringing ‘Be Kind Rewind’ to Life at Deitch GalleryThis is a totally great idea, and we plan to be first in line.
  37. right-click
    Nellie McKay Fights the War on ChristmasPlus: Trent!
  38. apropos of nothing
    Recording Industry Comes Up With Brilliant New Way to Sell Music—As Long As No One Steals ItRCRD LBL, a new joint venture by Downtown Records and Engadget editor Peter Rojas, launched today, marking the first attempt to run an MP3 blog that pays artists such as Mos Def, Art Brut, and Justice a fee in order to give away their music for free.
  39. right-click
    Willie Nelson Gets DylanesquePlus more Jay-Z!
  40. right-click
    Lil Mama: Great Artist or the Greatest Artist?Yep, more Kanye.
  41. trailer mix
    Trailer for Michel Gondry’s ‘Be Kind Rewind’ Leaks on to YouTubeIt’s YouTube: The Movie!
  42. the industry
    Okay, Okay, Peter Jackson Has Excellent Taste in ActorsRyan Gosling Joins Lovely Bones: Ryan Gosling will play the murdered girl’s father in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, joining the already-cast Rachel Weisz. We’re throwing up our hands; Jackson seems determined to make a really good movie and damn the box-office consequences. God bless him.
  43. in the magazine
    Mark Ronson, Show Us Your Hits!