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  • Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are Black Star in Oakland

    Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are Black Star in Oakland

    Two Brooklyn emcees by the names of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, stepped on stage this past Wednesday at the famed Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. and performed a set that has been nearly 20 years in the making.  With the country currently split down the middle politically, and turmoil...
  • Five Black Star deep cuts we hope to hear when they play Denver's Ogden Theatre on Feb. 10

    Five Black Star deep cuts we hope to hear when they play Denver's Ogden Theatre on Feb. 10

    "From the first to the last of it/ delivery is passionate..." Hip-hop fans of a certain age will always remember the first time they heard Black Star. Released 19 years ago, the debut album from the hip-hop duo set fire to the underground, introducing the world to the raspy-voiced consciousness of...
  • Listen: Yasiin Bey drops 'December 99th' on Tidal

    Listen: Yasiin Bey drops 'December 99th' on Tidal

    After announcing that he’ll be dropping three albums before officially retiring from the entertainment industry, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) took a little extra time getting to it. The latest, December 99th, an album with producer Ferrari Sheppard, dropped a few weeks late of its original Dec....
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    Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) says farewell to Oakland in final Bay Area show

    Dec. 9, 2016, on a rainy night in Oakland Calif. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) celebrated both his birthday and his retirement, in one of his last Bay Area performances. With nearly two months notice for the show it was a little surprising to see that tickets were still available at the Fox Theater box...
  • Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) will be dropping three albums before the end of the year

    Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) will be dropping three albums before the end of the year

    The hip-hop world was shocked and delighted when Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) announced that he’d be playing a few shows on U.S. soil to conclude his lengthy music career. He also shared the fact that his album December 99th will drop on Dec. 9. Now, the MC has dropped the bombshell that he will be...
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