Yasiin Bey

  • 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

  • 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

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