Producer/DJ and now label head of Mon Dieu Music, Preservation releases his first album, a compilation of collaborations, Old Numbers, today. Artists included are Jean Grae, Edo G, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def and many more.
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.]
From the forthcoming album They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories.
Mos Def offers an artistic interpretation speaking out against the NYPD’s new Stop-and-Frisk policy in this video short.
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.
The CDQ – although perhaps unmastered – version of Mos Def’s lost collaborative track with Kanye surfaces.
First official single from Mos Def and Mannie Fresh’s collaborative album, OMFGOD.
We usually avoid live performances, but new (old) music from Mos Def is something to take notice of.
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.
Mos Def selects Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” instrumental for his newest freestyle.
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.]
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…..
Mos Def spits over Lil Wayne’s “John” instrumental.
Just in case you weren’t tired of this song yet, Mos Def Yasiin Bey lends his own rendition. This is the first offering from his Top 40 Underdog series, which finds him freestyling over popular instrumentals.
After Black Star’s performance on Jimmy Fallon the other night, ?uestlove explains the story behind J. Dilla’s “Little Brother” beat.
21214134 by YardieGoals BSLBJFL by YardieGoals Looks like Mos Def Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are really running with the Black Star reunion. Surely we’ll see an album this year? Here, they join The Roots on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, performing “You Already Knew” and “Little Brother”, produced by J. Dilla.
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