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Happy Birthday, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)!

Today, Dec. 11 is the birthday of Yasiin Bey.

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Speaks Out In Powerful Monologue

Since early August, the streets of Ferguson, Mo., a predominately black suburb of St. Louis, have been our nightly news programming. The death of a young black college student, Michael Brown, at the hand of a white police officer sparked a series of protests that have yet to cease, many of which spread to other major American cities...

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Jeff Staple Speaks On Reed Space x PacSun Partnership And His Time With Rawkus Records

Jeff Staple, owner and founder of Staple Design, Reed Space and Staple Design Studio, has become one of the most influential figures in the world of streetwear and design...

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Nicki Minaj, "Still I Rise"

"I heard she move them thangs, I think she fuckin' Wayne /  She call herself Lewinsky, that means she give him brain"
Nicki Minaj, "Still I Rise"

"I heard she move them thangs, I think she fuckin' Wayne / She call herself Lewinsky, that means she give him brain"


Hear 8 Rappers Cry

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Some Rappers Just Love Wearing Women’s Clothes

Be it a skirt, a shirt or a dress, some rappers just can't seem to stay away from women's fashion. From Kanye rocking a sheer top to Young Thug wearing a dress, there's been plenty instances where rappers just couldn't resist  the feminine urge...

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So much about having longevity in hip-hop depends on rappers being able to exist within the times and re-invent themselves if needed. Some rappers have taken that re-invention more literally than others. Here are 59 rappers who chose, for one reason or another, to taken on new rap names as their careers have gone on. What's in a name?

64 Rappers Who Changed Their Rap Names


Dave Chappelle’s 12 Great Hip-Hop Moments

Dave Chapelle is making his comeback this summer with nine scheduled shows at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. The shows will feature a stand-up set but also a full orchestra and co-headlining musical guests like The Roots, Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, Erykah Bad, Janelle Monae and Nas


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Stream Yasiin Gaye (Mos Def & Marvin Gaye) ‘The Return: Side Two’

Amerigo Gazaway announced his project of combining Mos Def and Marvin Gaye a few months ago fittingly titled Yasiin Gaye. Today, Gazaway unleashes the second installment of his Soul Mates blend project, which gives more new mashups of the pair's songs...

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Mannie Fresh Debuts New Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Collab “Let’s Go”

Mos Def and Mannie Fresh's collab LP OMFGODBKNOLA has been a long time coming. After initially announcing the project in 2012, the first leak from the album, "Black Jesus" hit the 'Net over a year ago...

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Black Star

Hometown: Brooklyn
Years Active/Status: 1997-Present/Active
Biggest Project: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Why They Are Dope: Few rap acts have left fans clamoring for more like Black Star. Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (better known as Mos Def) linked up after they’d both found themselves signed to the late, great Rawkus Records. What resulted was one of the best one-off efforts the genre has ever seen. They collaborated on projects beyond this debut album, and went on to more commercial success as solo acts before teasing us with new material in 2011. Still, none of us can be blamed for hearing one and wishing he was followed or preceded by the other, even now. Should the two Brooklyn natives ever decide to give us another full-length album, we’ll be here.


Talib Kweli Doesn’t Believe Mos Def Was Banned From The U.S.

Its still unclear if Yasiin Bey (formerly Known as Mos Def) is having trouble getting back into the states, but what is clear is he hasn’t spoke to fellow Black Star member Talib Kweli...

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