The rapper will release his final album this year.
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
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 /
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
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
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
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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
Organisers behind the buzzworthy neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop festival Soulfest will be jumping the pond, locking in a date, location and now lineup for our Kiwi brothers and sisters. The announcement means the highly anticipated event is quickly becoming a hot global property. Auckland punters can expect something fairly similar to the Australian leg with
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,
Common, Mos Def, Aloe Blacc and more…
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
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
The year is 2006, Yasiin Bey is still Mos Def and Kanye West is yet to be his boss. The two teamed up on The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark for Mos Def’s third album, True Magic, but the track was shelved and never saw the light of day – until now. Bey
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
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
Mos Def’s new album, The Ecstatic, will be available as a t-shirt. What?