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  1. SapientRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | 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, ...

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  2. 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 .

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  3. 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 ...

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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 ...

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

    Sunday Jun 29 | HipHopDx

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

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

    Saturday Jun 28 | 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 ...

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  10. 'Begin Again' in theaters nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 27 | Brooklynvegan

    ... Mark Ruffalo . Having had success in the '90s with a number of hip hop bands, he has now been fired by his partner (Mos Def credited of course as Yasiin Bey ) in an indie label startup. Drinking his sorrows away one night in a club (shot in Arlene's ...

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  11. J. Rawl - The Legacy [Album Review]Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 26 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    ... well lived by Rawls. With notable works already contributed to some of Hip Hop's most influential artist including: Mos Def & Talib Kweli, The Beastie Boys, Masta Ace, and many others this album is by no means the end for J., but instead a chosen ...

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  12. Kai'Son Forever a LyricistRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 21 | CNN

    ... you can find the links to stream Soulstice BY Kai'Son on Youtube & Datpiff.Com. My personal opinion is his sound is Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Tyler The Creator wrapped in one. He is also featured on Power L.E.A.D.S Vol 2 Hosted BY DJ Self of Power 1051. ...

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  13. Viral Video: Cardboard - Star Wars'By Alex ChanceyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 20 | The Daily Beast

    Michel Gondry's underrated 2008 gem Be Kind Rewind was somewhat prophetic. In the film, Jack Black and Mos Def play two goofs whose all-heart/no-budget re-enactments of classic movies become smash hits in their New Jersey neighborhood.

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  14. Ge-Ology Ge-Ology Plays Ge-OlogyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 19 | XLR8R

    A producer of soulful yet coldly chilling beats in the vein of Pete Rock and Jay Dee, Geology's name should pull some serious weight but, despite his history producing 2Pac's first recordings and aiding Black Star's first album, he remains relatively obscure.

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  15. Amerigo Gazaway, The Return (Side Two) [Fresh Tracks]Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 19 | Nashville Scene

    ... Gaye project (which mashes up the work of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey, the latter of whom was formerly known as Mos Def), including the release of The Departure (Side One) and subsequent drama with the Recording Industry Association of America. ...

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  16. Black Music Month 2014: June 16 musical salute to Alicia KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 16 | Examiner.com

    ... I wanted to talk to. So for that alone Alicia Keys gets my admiration and appreciation. I'm also a diehard fan of Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) so "You Don't Know My Name" and the almost-kissing scene made me even more of a fan of her work than I already ...

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  17. Library to partner with observatory for 2014 CosmiconRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 18 | ReporterHerald.com

    ... continue the fun with a screening of the 2005 film, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," starring Zoey Deschanel, Mos Def and Sam Rockwell. OK, so the movie is never as good as the book but it is still entertaining and there will be free popcorn. ...

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  18. 8 reasons to be excited for Dave Chappelle's return this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 16 | New York Post

    ... film about throwing a block party in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Acts included a pre-Kimye Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and the Roots, continuing his love of blending music with comedy. Last week, Chappelle stopped by "The Tonight Show" to talk to ...

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  19. Black Music Month 2014: June 16 musical salute to Alicia KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 16 | Examiner.com

    ... I wanted to talk to. So for that alone Alicia Keys gets my admiration and appreciation. I'm also a diehard fan of Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) so "You Don't Know My Name" and the almost-kissing scene made me even more of a fan of her work than I already ...

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  20. C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Shaquille O'NealRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 15 | Crooks and Liars

    ... he's done anything else worth listening to, but he wrote this one all by himself and it didn't turn out too shabby. Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, released this a decade ago on his album "The New Danger," and it's held up pretty well to this day. ...

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