In his interview with NPR revealed today, Mannie Fresh debuted a new song from their upcoming collaborative LP, OMFGOD.
As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and [cont.]
The REcstatic [pronounced “Re - Ecstatic”], available now as a free full-album download only via Mon Dieu Music (www.mondieumusic.com/the-recstatic.html), is a stunning audio re-telling of the 2009 Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) album The Ecstatic. Serving for the better part of the past decade as tour DJ and in-house producer for Yasiin Bey, [cont.]
Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey’s DJ, Preservation, is remixing the entire album of The Ecstatic, starting with “Quiet Dog Bite Hard”. The album is called RECstatic, here is the first remix.
Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) surprises the crowd in at La Bataclan, Paris by bringing out Mr. West to join in the performance.
First official single from Mos Def and Mannie Fresh’s collaborative album, OMFGOD.
This track comes from the soundtrack to the upcoming film They Die By Dawn, directed by Jeymes Samuel. The film stars each Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington and Rosario Dawson.
Talib Kweli thinks about to the Lyricist Lounge era, when Puff and B.I.G. would appear at the event regularly. He explains that Diddy confronted Mos Def about the lyrics in “Children’s Story”.
Mos Def selects Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” instrumental for his newest freestyle.
The artistformerly forever known (to us) as Mos Def gives us another look at his project with Mannie Fresh, “OMFGOD”. We’re definitely interested to see where this goes.
Louis Vuitton pays tribute to The Greatest – Muhammad Ali with the digital experience The Greatest Words. The artist formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey, and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman revisit the words of Muhammad Ali.
Backpacker’s wet dream! Robert Glasper taps some of the hip-hop finest for his Black Radio Recovered Remix EP. The first two tracks have been leaked, with an as-of-yet-unveiled collabo with ?uestlove also included in the collection.
In the above clip, the artist formerly known as Mos Def freestyles for GQ. While at the shoot, Bey explained his name-change from to Yasiin Bey from Mos Def, fearing that he was becoming too much of a “product”. “I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, [cont.]
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We would have had a real problem with this in 1999. Now, we understand. Look for an official remix of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” featuring Yasiin Bey coming soon. Kidding on that last part…..
That’s a pretty expensive call-and-response crew. Produced by Bink! Can we “John Blaze Pt. 2″ on the album though?
Mos Def spits over Lil Wayne’s “John” instrumental.
This comes from “The Endless Summer”, available for free download on May 17th.
Here is the video for Niggas in Poorest by Yassin Bey F.K.A Mos Def. The video was directed by Yasiin Bey & Set Free, edited by Andre Cole and “produced by Yasiin Bey, Set Free and Andre Cole for Fellowship Mission”.
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