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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read


Hip-Hop History: Blackstar - Respiration

Hip-hop dream team Blackstar painting a beautifully dark picture of their city. Breathe in, breathe out. Watch

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Yasiin Bey set to stream Muhammad Ali tribute show

Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, is set to do a special streamed performance from somewhere in Africa to commemmorate the birthday of Muhammad… Read

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Photos: Yasiin Bey returns to San Francisco

Last Saturday, Yasiin Bey filled the Regency Ballroom in the middle of San Francisco. With the stage and audience flooded in red lights to nearly recreate the… Read

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Show Recap: Black Star tour comes through San Francisco

Mos Def (Yaasin Bey) and Talib Kweli are Black Star, and they took to the stage last week at San Francisco’s Mezzanine for two dates—the second one added… Read

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Black Star debuts new track on Colbert

Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s newest collaboration was debuted on Colbert Report last Wednesday night. What’s more, the track, “Fix Up”, is their first track in a… Read

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Pictures from Mos Def’s between-Rock The Bells show in Frisco

We invited our photographers/buddies Madelynn and Amari Kenoly, who last covered Rock The Bells for us, to the last-minute-booked Mos Def show earlier this month… Read

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Photos from Rock The Bells at the Shoreline Ampitheatre

Rock The Bells, the hip-hop superfestival that has also become a Bay Area fixture every summer since 2005, just concluded west coast run last weekend with a… Read

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Mos Def in last-minute booking for the Independent in San Francisco

Mos Def will take a quick break from the Rock the Bells tour before heading off to New York on Friday and will perform in San Francisco at the Independent this… Read

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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas to headline Rock the Bells 2011

Guerilla Union has announced this year’s Rock the Bells Festival lineup, which will tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston. As… Read