Yasiin Bey

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5 Songs to Celebrate Yasiin Bey Before He Retires

The artist formerly known as Mos Def confirmed his retirement with the announcement of several farewell shows.

Yasiin Bey Announces Retirement, Details Treatment in South Africa in 10-Minute Message on Kanye West's Website

The artist formerly known as Mos Def also announced an upcoming album and detailed aspects of his recent arrest.

Mos Def Goes Back To Being Mos Def, Releases Classic-Sounding New Song

The man still known as Mos Def is, for at least this new song, going back to his old name and old sound. 

'Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star' Turns 17 Today

The legendary album harkens back to a time when duos ruled hip-hop and these two ubiquitous stars represented the vanguard. 

VIDEO: Check Out Yasiin Bey with Kendrick Lamar in Montreal!

The rap superstar and legend teamed up on Kendrick’s “Alright” at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival this weekend. 

Yasiin Bey is Working on a Prequel to a Classic Quentin Tarantino Film

Watch the trailer.

Marvin Gaye, Producer? New Mashup With Yasiin Bey Reveals Gems

Listen to the second installment of Amerigo Gazaway’s Yasiin Gaye series.

How Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey Became Soul Mates

Amerigo Gazaway, the man behind one of this year’s most popular hip-hop mashups, talks about the stories he wants his music to tell.

Yasiin Bey Cancels U.S. Tour Amid Unspecified Legal Issues

The rapper currently lives in South Africa.

Here's the Official Video for That Yasiin Gaye 'Ms. Fat Booty' Mash-Up

It’s a great follow-up to an even better mixtape.

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, Talks About His Move to South Africa

The entire interview is the artist at his most thoughtful.

Meet the Guy Who Made That Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey Mixtape

Amerigo Gazaway made all the hip-hop heads salivate this week.

Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Perform a Live Set of New Songs

Get your weekend started off on the right foot.