This past Friday, Erykah Badu celebrated her 47th birthday with an epic bash at the Bomb Factory in Dallas. Everyone from Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) to Jada Pinkett-Smith came out to show love. Dave Chappelle even serenaded Erykah with a rendition of Prince‘s “1999!” But one of the most heartwarming moments of the celebration came […]

Yasiin Bey told fans in Denver to expect the legendary duo’s first release in almost two decades.

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, was arrested in January after trying to leave South Africa on a world passport, which the country does not recognize as a legal travel document.


The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to decide whether President Obama will have the power to prevent illegal immigrants in our country from being deported.

After recently getting arrested in South Africa, Yasiin Bey -- formerly known as Mos Def -- took to social media to express his thoughts on his predicament.

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The rapper is being held for violating local immigration laws.

Legendary rapper Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey, is back with new, amazing material. Titled “Basquiat Ghostwriter,” Bey is heard spitting conscious bars over abstract production. In the making of this track, Bey used inspiration from Basquiat’s famed paintings to provide the content of his lyrics. On his website, Yasiin posted the song, along with an important message […]

Zoe Kravitz might be the apple of almost every man’s eye these days, but it looks like one rapper in particular has caught her eye, and it isn’t Drake. The young actress has been in Cannes, France for their annual Film Festival this past week, and sparked dating rumors when she was spotted with Yasiin […]

Well, this is interesting. Yasiin Bey, formally known as Mos Def, can’t renter the United States due to undisclosed immigration issues. And here we thought the rapper was from Brooklyn. [HypeTrak] Super producer Hit-Boy digs up Rich Boy for a new track called “No Talkin’.” The song will be on the We the Plug compilation album, which drops on Tuesday. [Rap-Up] Jennifer […]

Always one to bring attention to human rights issues, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) decided to undergo a painful procedure performed on Guantanamo Bay detainees. Officials at the infamous detention camp have been force-feeding a number of prisoners after 106 of them went on a hunger strike. The strike was initiated after the detainees said their […]

Mos Def has never been afraid of a good scrap. The rapper is involved in a new fight, and it’s against New York City and their controversial stop-and-frisk policy. Teaming up with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Mos Def released an anti-stop-and-frisk PSA video.  In case you don’t know: stop-and-frisk is deemed controversial because it allows police to search […]