Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) Songs, Videos, & Albums

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Run That Back: J. Rawls on Black Star & the Creation of “Brown Skin Lady”

With the rapid growth of streaming services, more and more labels are making their entire catalogs available to the market. Rare records you once had to scour local mom and pop shops for, even five to ten years ago, are now... More
Posted on Sep 10, 2014
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Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye) - Inner City Travellin’ Man Artwork
When you think about all the dope collaborations that never went down simply because the artists weren’t alive and making music at the same time, it kinda breaks your heart. With his newly-launched Soul Mates series,... More
Posted on Jan 30, 2014
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From Gambino to Luda, 20 Rappers & Singers Who Act Playlist Image

From Gambino to Luda, 20 Rappers & Singers Who Act

This week, Childish Gambino will drop his new album, Because The Internet, and further complicate the debate about is he’s an actor-slash-rapper, or a rapper-slash-actor.  That got us thinking, Gambino obviously... More
Posted on Dec 09, 2013
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Preservation ft. Yasiin Bey - Freedom Is Everybody’s Job Artwork
In a recent viral video, Yasiin Bey drew attention to the force-feeding of Guantanamo inmates, which prevents Muslim prisoners from observing Ramadan, by undergoing the process himself. If you were to ask him why he... More
Posted on Jul 10, 2013
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The Bullitts ft. Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu - They Die By Dawn Artwork
If you are like me, then you, too, must be saying a daily prayer that Jay Electronica’s album will drop unexpectedly. So far, the elusive emcee hasn’t said a peep about the album’s release but, thankfully, he drops... More
Posted on Apr 02, 2013
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Yasiin Bey x Mannie Fresh - Black Jesus Artwork
Featuring: Mannie Fresh
Those who celebrated Easter on Sunday, might be maxed out on churchin’ and sick of uncomfortable clothes and long services, but we have one more Hymn for you. Now, before you go ahead and click the back button faster than a... More
Posted on Apr 01, 2013
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Dee-1 ft. Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey - The Very Best Artwork
Artist: Dee-1
In this era of inflated braggadocio, every rapper and their mother will tell you they’re the greatest to ever touch a mic—even if you don’t believe it, you’ve got to fake delusions of grandeur just to keep... More
Posted on Sep 09, 2012
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The last time we heard from tabi Bonney he was floating up on a Castle on a Cloud, but today’s selection finds him returning solidly to Earth alongside two hip-hop legends. New release Chop, Chop finds frequent production... More
Posted on May 14, 2012
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Black Star - Fix Up Artwork
Artist: Black Star
Song: Fix Up
In addition to You Already Knew, the inaugural leak off Black Star‘s forthcoming Aretha Franklin tribute mixtape, Black Friday saw Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli release the official lead single off their... More
Posted on Nov 29, 2011
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B.o.B ft. T.I. & Mos Def - Boom Bap Artwork
Artist: B.o.B
Featuring: T.I. | Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)
B.o.B. may be a superstar, chart topping rapper who goes on tour in Asia like I go on Doritos runs to the corner store, but despite all the success he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and his hip-hop roots. It’s still all... More
Posted on Nov 28, 2011
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Black Star - You Already Knew Artwork
Artist: Black Star
If you’re a serious fan of Mos Def (now going by Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli, I’m guessing You Already Knew that a new Black Star album has been in the pipeline for a minute now, and that the Northeastern... More
Posted on Nov 27, 2011
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Mark Ronson ft. Various Artists - A La Modeliste Artwork
As part of RE:GENERATION, an ongoing series in which a variety of heavyweight DJs will team up with artists from all genres, Mark Ronson has crafted all-star collaborative cut A La Modeliste. On this jazzy ensemble banger,... More
Posted on Oct 31, 2011
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Kanye West ft. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean - Don’t Look Down Artwork
Artist: Kanye West
Call me crazy, but I think Kanye West may finally have learned to let go; on his latest G.O.O.D. Fridays leak, the hip-hop megastar takes a new approach to the familiar breakup theme, telling the girl he loves “Don’t... More
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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Kanye West ft. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson - Lord Lord Lord Artwork
Artist: Kanye West
For all of the shots he’s taken, you have to admit nobody makes Fridays more exciting than Kanye West. For the better part of a month, West has kept the world in baited anticipation for his G.O.O.D. Friday series and this... More
Posted on Sep 19, 2010
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Artist: Ski Beatz
Song: Taxi
Getting excited about a snippet of a track is like getting excited about a movie trailer, it’s not a good indication of the project’s final quality (even Cop Out looked funny in the trailer), but today I’m excited to... More
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
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