Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)

Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)
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Readers of Booth-fave Eric Biddines are in store for a real treat. The self made Top Prospect, who last appeared on our pages four months ago with Purple Gold Fishes, has since joined forces with... More
Posted one month ago
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yasiin-gaye-inner-city-travellin-man
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... More
Posted one year ago
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preservation-freedom-is-everybodys-job
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... More
Posted 2 years ago
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the-bullitts-they-die-by-dawn
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... More
Posted 2 years ago
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yasiin-bey-black-jesus
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... More
Posted 2 years ago
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dee-1-the-very-best
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... More
Posted 2 years ago
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tabi-bonney
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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black-star-fix-up
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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bob-boom-bap
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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black-star-you-already-knew
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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mark-ronson-a-la-modeliste
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... More
Posted 3 years ago
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kanye-dont-look-down
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... More
Posted 4 years ago
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kanye-west-lord-lord-lord
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.... More
Posted 4 years ago
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ski-beatz
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... More
Posted 5 years ago
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gorillaz
Artist: Gorillaz
In November 2009, up-and-coming emcee/producer duo Chiddy Bang spun a sample from MGMT‘s KIDS Kid CuDi/MGMT collabo Pursuit of Happiness into The Opposite of Adults, a reader-acclaimed... More
Posted 5 years ago
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reflection-eternal
About a month ago the internet got its collective headphones in a bunch when a bootleg version of Reflection Eternal’s new track Just Begun leaked, so I can only imagine the reaction now that... More
Posted 5 years ago
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lee-wilson
Artist: Lee Wilson
Hip-hop always tries to slap a label on artists - Are you underground? Club? Conscious? What are you? - but with genre-bending new artists like Lee Wilson that kind of easy categorization is becoming... More
Posted 5 years ago
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dj-honda
Artist: DJ Honda
Western beatsmiths beware; DJ Honda‘s here with an affordable, reliable, and fuel-efficient brand of hip-hop that’s taking the U.S. by storm, and he’s got some of the genre’s... More
Posted 6 years ago
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mos-def
Featuring: Talib Kweli
Song: History
I have to admit, I was really excited when I saw this track. We’ve all heard the talk and rumors about another Black Star album in the works, but actually seeing Mos Def and Talib Kweli together... More
Posted 6 years ago
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As far as I’m concerned, anybody who spends time in Brazil is bound to become enchanted with the South American nation’s distinctive, boundlessly innovative music scene.  Hip-hop... More
Posted 6 years ago
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dj-deckstream
In the past few months, we’ve shined the spotlight on quite a few upbeat cuts specially designed to help listeners forget their cares, but none have come with quite the feel-good appeal of this... More
Posted 6 years ago
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mos-def
For those unfamiliar with the musical résumé  of Mos Def, we suggest you check out his legendary work on Black on Both Sides, which provides all the introduction Booth-heads should need. ... More
Posted 6 years ago
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the-roots
Artist: The Roots
With a highly-anticipated presidential election later in the year (yes, people are looking forward to more than just The Carter III), more and more music will start to become political.  Those... More
Posted 7 years ago
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