Posts tagged "mos def"

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'…
By: Marc Hogan / May 30, 2014

Play Kanye West G.O.O.D. Music ‘Cruel Summer’ Leak Bingo

Kanye West has been promising to finally drop his G.O.O.D. label's first comp, Cruel Summer for about a year now. Since Mother Nature has a…

The 8 Best Moments of Brooklyn’s Afro-Punk Festival

Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival -- co-founded by James Spooner after his 2003 documentary of the same name, and held this past weekend in Commodore Barry Park…
By: John Macdonald / June 28, 2010

Kravitz, Legend, Mos Def Headline Gulf Aid Concert

On Sunday, the day BP inserted a catheter-like pipe inside the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico to help stem the spill, skepticism wa…
By: Alex Rawls / May 17, 2010

LISTEN: Gorillaz Track with Mos Def

Blur's short-lived reunion is kaput, so the limelight is shifting from singer Damon Albarn to his virtual band Gorillaz. The animated quartet's third studio…
By: Jenn Pelly / January 20, 2010

BlakRoc, ‘BlakRoc’ (BlakRoc)

This unlikely jam session between blues revivalists the Black Keys, executive producer Dame Dash, and a smattering of Dash's homies sounds as breezily superfluous a…
By: Mosi Reeves / December 4, 2009

Gorillaz Tap Snoop, Mos Def for New Album

With the Blur reunion behind him, Damon Albarn is returning to his virtual side-project Gorillaz, recruiting Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, the Bee Gees' Barry…
By: William Goodman / November 30, 2009

In the Studio: Black Keys and Mos Def!

From Karen O's star-studded Wild Things soundtrack to Thom Yorke's new band with Flea, it's an awesome year for supergroups and dream collabos.
By: William Goodman / September 30, 2009

The SPIN Interview: Mos Def

A product of the Brooklyn projects during the 1980s crack era, Mos Def is a hip-hop lifer, despite his frequent forays into Hollywood. And he'…
By: Charles Aaron / August 1, 2009

Mos Def and Talib Kweli Reunite as Black Star

When are reunion shows not just about a nostalgic dollar day? When the music and message still have the same vibrant snap of relevance that…
By: Charles Aaron / June 1, 2009

Mos Def Wanted By Las Vegas Police

Mos Def is officially a wanted man -- and not just because he's a rapper, actor, and buddies with avant-garde director Michel Gondry (though, that'…
By: Melissa Goldstein / November 6, 2008

50 Cent, Guided by Voices Unveil Film Projects

Mos Def and Beyonce aren't the only ones with new film projects up their sleeves. Here, a recap of the latest music-meets-the-movies news:…
By: Melissa Goldstein / October 29, 2008

Be Kind Rewind

The titular establishment dodders along on a shabby corner in Passaic, New Jersey. It's a neighborhood video store whose owner -- called Mr. Fletcher, a…
By: Troy Patterson / January 30, 2008