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  1. Shabazz Palaces creates an artful, unique sound on 'Lese Majesty'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Michigan Daily Online

    ... and rap into a style that would eventually give rise to a number of influential artists, ranging from J Dilla and Mos Def to Flying Lotus and even Kendrick Lamar. As leader of Shabazz Palaces, Butler once again took Hip Hop down an entirely new path ...


  2. Gig Guide: Bragg Jam editionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | The Macon Telegraph

    ... Redding. He recently released a collection of songs that has taken the music world by storm that combines songs from Mos Def with music and lyrics from Marvin Gaye. His DJ sets combine hip-hop, electronic and soul music in an often surprising and ...


  3. UMe "Respect The Classics' Campaign Continues with Release of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 21 | Business Wire

    Universal Music Enterprises will continue its "Respect the Classics" tribute to many of hip-hop's finest with the vinyl release of rap icon Talib Kweli's four historic Rawkus Records albums, including the underground classic, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star , in a limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc, on September 2, 2014.


  4. 'Begin Again' rewards a search for entertainment amidst lackluster alternativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 19 |

    ... and "now" help set, and re-set, the story for the audience along the way. It was, however, hip-hop music man/actor Mos Def, who was a genuine surprise as a not-that-pleasant fellow but was important to the story for a while. He'd played Chuck Berry ...


  5. Diggin' In The Crates: The Sample In The-Dream's 'Outkast'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 18 | Vibe

    ... nd "Just bees and thangs and flowers" repetitively. The popular tune has been swiped from many in rap like Dr. Dre , Mos Def and Common . However, it's Mary's soulful take that gives it life. -Adelle Platon ( @adelleplaton )


  6. Hip-hop breakout star Barz Noble up for 6 Marlin Caribbean Music AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 15 |

    ... to bringing back a storytelling style of hip hop that has had many comparing his flow to Slick Rick, Talib Qwali or Mos Def and other stars of the early 1990's who put the genre on the map. Now that he is an official nominee at an awards show hailed ...


  7. The Culture: Where is Hip-hop Going?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 15 | 303 Magazine

    ... happens with hip-hop is what's happening with us." Yup, your muscle memory serves you correctly, that's the imitable Mos Def on "Fear Not of Man" from the Black on Both Sides album. That sentiment always stuck with me and far surpassed the ...


  8. Nico & Vinz's 'Am I Wrong': The Inspirational Story Behind the HitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 15 | RollingStone

    The biggest misconception about Nico & Vinz, the Scandinavian duo who scored an unlikely summer hit with their upbeat "Am I Wrong"? "Two Afro-Norwegians at Billboard Number Four, that doesn't happen every day," says his partner Nico Sereba.


  9. the Green Seed to Release Debut Album 'Drapetomania' 7/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 14 |

    The Green Seed's 'Drapetomania' has all the gusto and urgency of a debut. Brimming with lyrics of social awareness courtesy of emcees R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T., the stabbing attacks of dynamic DJ duo FX and Jeff C, and a lush soundworld layered with rich textures and trunk-rattling beats.


  10. 35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find HerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 12 | National Public Radio

    ... Hip-hop fans might recognize samples of Riperton's music in songs from artists such as A Tribe Called Quest and Mos Def. Her voice is everywhere - on your oldies station, your favorite hip-hop song, in the background of Stevie Wonder hits - and you ...


  11. Freak Scene: 2014's Weird World of Underground RapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 11 | Spin

    ... music in the world, and as a result could quasi-support an alt-lifestyle wing. Visible charmers like Common and Mos Def helped, too. Since the late '90s, with record sales slowly but surely going down the tubes and younger generations growing hip to ...


  12. SapientRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 9 | Salt Lake City Weekly

    ... but this murky gray area is where Sapient is most comfortable. Many of the tracks are based with spacey electronica, Mos Def-inspired sing-raps and synths straight from Han Solo's blaster pistol. But most importantly, as with his "Thrift Shop" flip, ...


  13. Re: Mos Def Denied Reentry Into U.S. For Tour | News OneRead the original story

    May 23, 2014 | NewsOne

    Yasiin Bey , formerly known as the musical artist and actor Mos Def , who currently lives in South Africa is reportedly canceling his upcoming U.S. tour due to problems reentering this country, according to Media Ite .


  14. Weekender: This Weekend's Top Five EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 4 | East Bay Express

    ... District party in the 2000s - was so popular it lasted for nine years. (And according to Medina, the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Prince could be seen getting down there regularly.) In 2007, he and hip-hop legend Q-Tip joined forces to create ...


  15. Begin Again suggests that Keira Knightley could start a second career ...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 4 | The Straits Times

    ... Dave. Adding to the authenticity, this music-industry drama features several music stars, including hip-hop artist Mos Def as Dan's business partner and singer-songwriter-producer CeeLo Green as, well, a music star. The coup here is definitely the ...


  16. Review: 'Begin Again' is like 'Once' againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 3 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... and has since been drinking it off. Dan co-founded the recording label with a longtime friend (Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def) more concerned with marketing ideas than finding new talent. Add in a resentful ex-wife (Catherine Keener) and daughter ...


  17. Numbah 4,080: Brown's 'Dollar Menu Ballad,' BLKSUNCHILD's 'Hood Soap Opera'Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 3 | Nashville Scene

    ... hip-hop landscape this year. On the Hii on the Lows EP , BLK almost seems like a reincarnation of a young Q-Tip or Mos Def, looking for love in the city, and questioning his identity and place in life. BLK recently released the video for "Hood Soap ...


  18. How The Knocks Turned Pesky Neighbors into Neon GoldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 1 | Santa Barbara Independent

    ... out as producers. Musically speaking, what bonded you? Definitely hip-hop, like indie hip-hop. We were both into Mos Def and that whole conscious hip-hop thing, and then we started deejaying. I've always been a clubs in New York like five times a ...


  19. [News] Black Star Join Dave Chappelle's Radio City Music Hall ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2014 | HipHopDx

    A Black Star serves as proof that Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, was not banned from the United States of America.


  20. Watch: Yasiin Bey Returns To America For Surprise Performance At Dave ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2014 | Vibe

    1, 2, 3, it's Mos Def and Talib Kweli! Dave Chappelle capped off his Radio City run in a big way. After kicking off his New York shows with a surprise performance from Kanye West, the comic managed to get Yasiin Bey back on American soil for a ...