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  • Watch Kendrick Lamar & His “Big Bro” Mos Def Team Up On Stage
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    Watch Kendrick Lamar & His “Big Bro” Mos Def Team Up On Stage

    Super-influential rappers Kendrick Lamar and Mos Def (real name Yasiin Bey) have teamed up at Canada’s Osheaga Festival, with Bey freestyling over Lamar’s Alright. As Pigeons And Planes reports, the duo’s onstage collaboration took place as Lamar headlined the second night of the Montreal event. Footage of the team-up (below) shows Lamar Lamar spotting his

  • Watch Common & Mos Def Team Up For A Soulfest Freestyle
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    Watch Common & Mos Def Team Up For A Soulfest Freestyle

    Common and Mos Def have treated fans at Soulfest Brisbane to a surprise onstage team-up, with the two American rappers giving Australia plenty of shout-outs during a short Down Under-themed freestyle. In fan footage from the Soulfest set, Chi Town MC Common kicks things off. “We can just lay it down we get around /

  • Mos Def Misses Another Australian Show
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    Mos Def Misses Another Australian Show

    Just days after announcing his appearance at a second, surprise Soulfest sideshow and less than a week after missing the festival’s opening date, Acclaimed US rapper Yasiin Bey, known to most fans as Mos Def, has failed to show up to another Australian show. The rapper was scheduled to take the stage at around 10pm

  • Mos Def Announces Surprise Brisbane Soulfest Sideshow
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    Mos Def Announces Surprise Brisbane Soulfest Sideshow

    Acclaimed US rapper Yasiin Bey, known to most fans as Mos Def, has just been announced as the surprise headliner for a Soulfest sideshow exclusively for Brisbane audiences to take place this week. The intimate show will taking place at new venue the Woolly Mammoth this Friday, 24th October. Mos Def will take the stage

  • Mos Def – Sydney, Enmore Theatre 20/10/14
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    Mos Def – Sydney, Enmore Theatre 20/10/14

    Standing in stark contrast to your standard rappers running rhymes over a four bar loop, Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, was introduced over funk flute and jazz horns. His flow sat in with the breaks and stabs like a lyrical Charlie Parker running be-bop over the top. Backed by Gold Metal Man on beats and

  • Soulfest 2014 – Sydney, Victoria Park 18/10/14
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    Soulfest 2014 – Sydney, Victoria Park 18/10/14

    When those pole posters first appeared in Sydney, Soulfest seemed as unlikely as it was exciting. The names were like a mirage. Frankly, this kind of lineup was absolutely unheard of, not just in Australia, but in the world, and two names in particular proved most earth-shattering. Don’t get me wrong. Maxwell, Common, Angie Stone,

  • Mos Def’s Sydney Soulfest No-Show
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    Mos Def’s Sydney Soulfest No-Show

    Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, has missed his first performance as part of the inaugural Soulfest tour, announcing just hours beforehand that his Sydney set had been cancelled after missing a flight. The artist posted an announcement to his Facebook page at 1.15pm this afternoon, less than three hours before he was scheduled to perform

  • Soulfest 2014 Sideshows: Mos Def & Common, Maxwell
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    Soulfest 2014 Sideshows: Mos Def & Common, Maxwell

    The final round of Soulfest sideshows have been announced, lead by rapper Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, hip hop legend Common and smooth singer-songwriter Maxwell both of whom are set to hit Australia next month for the inaugural Soulfest. First up, Mos Def will play a solo headline show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

  • Soulfest 2014 New Zealand Details Announced, Lineup Drops Wednesday
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    Soulfest 2014 New Zealand Details Announced, Lineup Drops Wednesday

    Soulfest, “Australia’s first ever neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop festival,” has just confirmed date, venue and ticket details for its Auckland leg, giving our friends across the ditch in NZ the opportunity to see some of the world’s most soulful acts onstage this October. The festival’s NZ details were revealed via a Facebook post this morning,

  • SoulFest 2014 Bringing Common, Mos Def & More To Australia
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    SoulFest 2014 Bringing Common, Mos Def & More To Australia

    A mysterious event poster and website advertising an event dubbed SoulFest, billed as “Australia’s first annual neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop festival,” has sparked rumours regarding East Coast appearances from Common, Mos Def, Maxwell, Aloe Blacc, and more soul stars this October. According to theMusic.com.au, the poster was shared by singer and apparent lineup member Anthony

  • Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Undergoes Guantánamo Bay Force-Feeding Procedure
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    Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Undergoes Guantánamo Bay Force-Feeding Procedure

    Rapper Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has been filmed going through the standard operating procedure used on hunger-striking Guantánamo Bay detainees in an attempt to highlight human rights abuses in the interrogation facility. The video, made by human rights organisation Reprieve and BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia, shows Bey being strapped down and

  • Mos Def Promoter Talks About Failed Tour
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    Mos Def Promoter Talks About Failed Tour

    Tour promoter Sam Speaight sat down with The Vine recently to talk about the failed Mos Def tour. Mos Def cancelled four out of his eleven shows he was booked to play last year. At the time, everything from the illness of his DJ to floods in Brisbane was blamed for the problems. Speaight claims

  • The Artist Formerly Known As Mos Def
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    The Artist Formerly Known As Mos Def

    Dante Terrell Smith aka Mos Def will be aka Yasiin next year, which will be a serious sign of the times for anyone who uses ‘mos def’ in casual conversation instead of ‘most definitely’. ‘Yasiin’ is the 26th chapter of the Qu’ran and may be a reflection of Smith’s religious and political standings, having in

  • New dates announced for Mos Def tour
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    New dates announced for Mos Def tour

    Having experienced a range difficulties with his upcoming tour, with everything from the illness of his DJ to floods in Brisbane, Mos Def has had to reschedule all the dates on his upcoming Ecstatic Tour. And here they are. Melbourne Sun Jan 16th The Palace Theatre SOLD OUT Adelaide Tue Jan 18th HQ www.venuetix.com.au www.highfi.oztix.com.au

  • Mos Def Tour Scheduling Changes
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    Mos Def Tour Scheduling Changes

    Those of you residing in Hobart and Sydney who’re looking forward to seeing Mos Def strut his stuff in Australia will have to wait a little while longer. According to a statement posted on the Soundscape website “Due to unforeseen circumstances and commitments that have arisen at the eleventh hour, Mos Def is unable to

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