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Our Attempt To Edit Kanye’s Wyoming Albums Into Cruel Summer 2

Fridays may be a little less frenzied now. With the release of Teyana Taylor's new K.T.S.E. last week, a wild monthlong parade of albums produced…
Chris DeVille & Ryan Leas | June 26, 2018 - 12:49 pm

2016 In Review

The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala

Last year, Kevin Parker released Currents, his third album under the Tame Impala moniker. It was the moment where he moved beyond the dense psych-rock…
Ryan Leas | December 29, 2016 - 3:49 pm

More Yasiin Bey stories

Yasiin Bey Announces Black Star Album Produced By Madlib

Black Star, the hip-hop duo composed of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, are apparently working on a new album with…
Peter Helman | February 11, 2018 - 6:49 pm

Watch Gorillaz Perform With D.R.A.M. And De La Soul At The Meadows

Gorillaz headlined day two of The Meadows festival in New York City and hosted a parade of guests throughout their set including Mos Def/Yasiin Bey…
Grace Birnstengel | September 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Watch Dec 99th (Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard) Make Their TV Debut On Fallon

Two days ago, Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard released their collaborative album as Dec. 99th, December 99th, and yesterday, amidst Bey's farewell shows at the…
James Rettig | December 23, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Stream Dec 99th (Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard) December 99th

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has had an interesting past few months. He was finally allowed to leave South Africa after a passport
Collin Robinson | December 21, 2016 - 11:15 am

Yasiin Bey Announces Two More Albums

A few weeks ago, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) announced a series of farewell shows in New York City and Washington, DC that…
James Rettig | December 5, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard’s Dec. 99th Announce Debut Album

Yasiin Bey is supposedly retiring from music, with a series of farewell shows scheduled in the coming months following his recent release from South Africa.
Chris DeVille | November 28, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Yasiin Bey Announces Farewell Shows

Earlier today, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) was permitted to leave South Africa after apologizing for carrying a travel document not recognized by…
James Rettig | November 22, 2016 - 3:27 pm

Yasiin Bey Allowed To Leave South Africa After Apology

Earlier this year, South African authorities arrested Yasiin Bey, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, when he attempted to leave South Africa carrying something…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2016 - 8:41 am

Yasiin Bey – “Local Time”

Yasiin Bey, the man who once used the name Mos Def, has said that he's at work on what will be his final album. In…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2016 - 11:55 am

Yasiin Bey – “Dec. 99th – N.A.W.”

Yasiin Bey, the man who once went by Mos Def, has been going through some confusion lately. He's announced that he's retiring from both music…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2016 - 11:47 am

Travi$ Scott – “Piss On Your Grave” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

Travi$ Scott has shared the video for his Kanye West Rodeo collaboration "Piss On Your Grave." The clip was directed by the legendary Nabil, who…
James Rettig | October 30, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Golden Rules – “Never Die (Paul White Remix)” (Feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey)

The UK producer Paul White has done a lot of work with Danny Brown, and now he's teamed up with the Florida rapper Eric Biddenes…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 11:10 am

Mos Def & Ski Beatz – “Sensei On The Block”

A few years, Mos Def changed his name to Yasiin Bey, and he was still using that name when he dropped the new track "Basquiat
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2015 - 10:10 am
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