Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey Announces Two New Albums Before Retirement, Unveils Tame Impala and Mannie Fresh Collaborations

Earlier this year, on a pre-Life of Pablo audio statement posted on Kanye West's website, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) announced his impending retirement from…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 5, 2016

Yasiin Bey Announces New Album December 99th

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, is closing out the year with a new album. December 99th is scheduled to drop on December 9. The…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2016

Yasiin Bey Is Allowed to Leave South Africa After Apologizing for Violating Immigration Law [UPDATE]

Update: After clearing up his legal situation in South Africa, Yasiin Bey has announced his final U.S. shows before he intends to retire from music. The…
Brian Josephs / November 22, 2016

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Says ‘F**k Off ISIS,’ Releases New Song, ‘NO Colonial Fiction’

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has released a new song following Friday night's attacks in Paris. Set to appear on the rapper/actor/activist/comedian's forthcoming…
Harley Brown / November 15, 2015

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Did Standup Comedy and Weighed In on the Drake/Meek Mill Beef

Yasiin Bey, the man formerly known as Mos Def, appears to be dipping his toes into the world of standup comedy. Tuesday night, he performed…
Colin Joyce / August 5, 2015

Mos Def’s ‘Immigration Issues’ Investigated, and a New Song

BK. NOLA. Yasiin Bey, the rapper and actor also known as Dante "Mos Def" Smith, rasps those abbrevations for Brooklyn and New Orleans on "Let's…
Marc Hogan / May 30, 2014