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Black Lives Matter Needs Mos Def Back In The Game

The Huffington Post | Poppie Mphuthing | Posted 05.16.2016 | Black Voices

When Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, recently dropped his new track “Dec. 99th N.A.W.” on SoundCloud via his online platform "A Country Called Earth," it...

Exclusive Photos From Wonderfruit Festival 2015 in Thailand

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.08.2017 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second annual Wonderfruit Festival just southeast of Bangkok in Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand, released exclusive photos from this idyllic event which occurred at the end of 2015. These grounds were transformed into a cross-cultural, sustainability-driven gathering.

Amerigo Gazaway: For Love of Hip Hop

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Music has a funny way of imprinting a time period in the listener's head. And maybe that's why we like it. As a work of both art and performance, listening to music becomes more than a passive experience.

Ramadan Reflection Day 1: The Different Forms of Fasting

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

While I break my fast with with friends and family, the men and women of Guantanamo will have their fast purposely broken far away from any family -- some being detained now for almost a decade.

WATCH: Rapper Undergoes Brutal 'Guantanamo' Force-Feeding

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment

In a video that many may find difficult to watch, actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) attempts to undergo a force-feeding procedur...

Jason Linkins

This Is What It Looks Like When You Force-Feed A GITMO Hunger Striker | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Very simply then: There are currently over 100 inmates at Guantanamo Bay who are carrying out a hunger strike. On July 5, the Guardian reported that a...

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Heads To Harlem For Apollo Show

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

He's come a long way from the streets of Brooklyn. Homegrown hero Yasiin Bey (otherwise known as Mos Def), one of the most unique and talented perf...

WATCH: Katy Perry Covers 'N****as In Paris'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment

Katy Perry has covered Kanye West and Jay-Z's rap hit, 'N****s In Paris.' The 27-year-old singer brought out the surprise cover on BBC's Radio 1 Li...

Niggas In Poorest

Sharief Easterling | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

None of the freestyles over Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas in Paris" have come close to matching the perspective or realness displayed by Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) in "Niggas in Poorest." With the world in a global recession, his perspective maybe exactly what we need.

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Offers Alternative to The Throne

Jalen Victoria Coats | Posted 04.24.2012 | Black Voices
Jalen Victoria Coats

In time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day last month, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def and not to be confused with the ever beloved Beyonce hereafte...

John Hawkes, Mos Def In For 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

The list of underrated Quentin Tarantino movies starts and ends with "Jackie Brown." Released in 1997, "Brown" was Tarantino's follow-up to the indust...