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Petite Noir's King Of Anxiety EP already gave us one splendid single in "Chess." Now here's another excellent track from Cape Town "noirwave" king Yannick Ilunga with an assist from Yasiin Bey, the…   Read Story »
It's not in the news as much anymore, but people are still being detained at Guantánamo Bay, and as Ramadan begins, many of them are staging hunger strikes. To break those hunger strikes, it's…   Read Story »
When Yasiin Bey a/k/a Mos Def was recording his third album, True Magic, he collaborated with Kanye West on a song called "The Light Is Not Afraid of the Dark." West produced the track. It…   Read Story »
Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has lately been releasing a series of freestyles that he's called Top 40 Underdog, in which he goes in over radio-big rap songs. The first one was "Niggas In…   Read Story »
Mos Def, who is still insisting that we all call him Yasiin Bey now, is launching a new project called Top 40 Underdog, in which he'll remake and tweak some big radio hits. In the first entry, he…   Read Story »
Last night, Mos Def and Talib Kweli revived Black Star for a pair of performances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, first performing a new song, "You Already Knew," before hitting the J Dilla-produced…   Read Story »
Way the hell back in 1998, underground-rap leading lights Mos Def and Talib Kweli teamed up to record the collaborative album Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star. They've both stayed plenty busy…   Read Story »
Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here…   Read Story »
NBC found its must-see TV last night, thanks to an intense four-minute appearance from a shock-tricked hip hop troupe of teenagers from Los Angeles. Honors to Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats, with…   Read Story »
At long last here's the 35-minute short film Kanye briefly teased at the VMAs last month. The usual suspects -- Pusha T, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj (in a Brit accent), and Bon Iver -- make vocal assists,…   Read Story »