Yasiin Bey

Chance the Rapper, Lauryn Hill, Yasiin Bey to Perform at Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Residency

Dave Chappelle is getting ready for another run of shows at Radio City Music Hall this August, and has added three new shows to push…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2017

Yasiin Bey Returns to New York, Says Goodbye to Hip-Hop in Farewell Apollo Theater Show

Yasiin Bey, formerly and most commonly known as Mos Def, came up in the late-’90s with the anti-mainstream task force known as Rawkus Records. Bey’s skill…
Brian Josephs / December 22, 2016

New Music: Stream Yasiin Bey’s December 99th Album

Today, Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) is scheduled to perform at Harlem's Apollo Theater for the first in his string of farewell shows. It's also…
Brian Josephs / December 21, 2016

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