Tag: Mos Def

Preservation ft Yasiin Bey – Freedom Is Everybody’s Job
By July 10, 2013
Preservation ft Yasiin Bey – Freedom Is Everybody’s Job

Producer/DJ and now label head of Mon Dieu Music, Preservation releases his first album, a compilation of collaborations, Old Numbers today. Artists included are Jean Grae, Edo G, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def and many more. I’m really enjoying this new one below with Mos Def:

Posted in: Music
Yasiin Bey — The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark [Prod. Kanye West]
By April 7, 2013
Yasiin Bey — The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark [Prod. Kanye West]

“The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark” is an unreleased Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) track from back in 2006. Apparently the song was produced by Kanye West during Mos’ 2006 Tru3 Magic album recording sessions. Check out the track below.

Posted in: Music, Uncategorized
Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh – Black Jesus
By April 1, 2013
Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh – Black Jesus

Well this is interesting. Mos Def Yasiin Bey and Mannie Fresh hook up to present us with “Black Jesus,” from their OMFGODBKNOLA collective.

Posted in: Music
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – I Don’t Like
By November 28, 2012
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – I Don’t Like

Yasiin is a bit late to the party with the “Don’t Like” instrumental, but of course I’m not mad at this.

Posted in: Music
By September 1, 2012
Watch as Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Mannie Fresh Records Together

Two worlds collide as Yasiin Bey and Mannie Fresh link up to record together. The second video below is a 2007 throwback in which Mos Def explains how he wants to work with the Cash Money producer.

Posted in: Video
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Joins Feature Film “Can A Song Save Your Life?”
By August 2, 2012
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Joins Feature Film “Can A Song Save Your Life?”

Yasiin Bey, the performer known as Mos Def, has joined the cat of Can A Song Save Your Life? the music-themed drama from Once film writer-director John Carney.

Posted in: TV/Film
By July 30, 2012
Louis Vuitton and Yasiin Bey “The Greatest Words” Of Muhammad Ali

Ogilvy Paris has finished a first series of moving visuals for French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. Starring Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, the rapper moves inside of the a box ring, reciting Muhammad Ali speeches, combined with sound design and original music. The personal attachement of Bey to the boxer makes it such a perfect […]

Posted in: Video
By June 10, 2012
Awesome. Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Performs With The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra

Pretty cool to have an orchestra backing you during a free show out in Brooklyn. Give this a spin. Spotted over at Prefix Magazine.

Posted in: Video
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Bey
By May 21, 2012
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Bey

Mos Def jacks Lil Wayne’s instrumental for “John” to commemorate the Notorious B.I.G. and others. Thanks to Hypetrak:

Posted in: Music
Tabi Bonney ft. Yasiin Bey – Chop Chop (prod Ski Beatz)
By May 14, 2012
Tabi Bonney ft. Yasiin Bey – Chop Chop (prod Ski Beatz)

Tabi Bonney teams up with Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and the Ledendary Ski Beatz on the next offering from his interim project The Endless Summer.  The project drops on Thursday.

Posted in: Music
By March 19, 2012
Yasiin Bey – Forever Alive (Live Performance)

While overseas, Mos Def performs an Oh No-produced cut called “Forever Alive.” This is like the 3rd or 4th video from this interview over in Paris…pretty nice job by this station.

Posted in: Video
By March 7, 2012
Yasiin Bey Performs “Sunshine Screwface”

YASIIN / DILLA ‘SUNSHINE SCREWFACE’ XCLUSIVE from MASSCORPORATION.COM on Vimeo. Yasiin Bey (formerly know as Mos Def) on an exclusive J.Dilla produced track – “Sunshine Screwface” – at radio nova in Paris.

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By March 6, 2012
Yasiin in Paris

YASIIN IN PARIS from MASSCORPORATION.COM on Vimeo. Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) Performs “N’s in Poorest” at radio nova in Paris

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Mos Def: Rarities, Features, B-Sides Vol. 2 (Compilation)
By February 25, 2012
Mos Def: Rarities, Features, B-Sides Vol. 2 (Compilation)

Spotted this over at our friend Kevin Nottingham‘s spot and wanted to throw it up here. These are all Mos Def features, remixes, b-sides and bonus tracks that you will not find on any retail Mos Def album. Click below for the track list and download link:

Posted in: Mixtape