Posts tagged "mos def"

Watch A$AP Rocky Perform With Mos Def in London

A$AP Rocky was performing in London over the weekend to help kick off Benji B's residency at the city's XOYO club. That's already pretty cool, but the…
By: James Grebey / April 6, 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'…
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 album,…
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 Gibb,…
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. One of…
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
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