Yasiin Bey Anti Stop and Frisk PSA “Don’t Tread on Me” [video]

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) just dropped a video for Don’t Tread on Me, which is a public service announcement against NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy, which has caused a lot of discrimination against law-abiding Blacks and Latinos. Mayor Bloomberg’s oppressive policy has also caused many unfair marijuana possession arrests which have been sending innocent people […]

First Single off “They Die By Dawn” With Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu

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Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu are featured on the lead single for “They Die By Dawn” (directed by Idris Elba), a Black cowboy opera coming out soon. The song was recorded with The Bullits, a musical project run by British singer-producer Jeymes Samuel.     Check out the movie trailer:

Talib Kweli Live at Club Soda on March 29th + New Album “Prisoner of Consciousness”

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Talib Kweli will be performing live at Club Soda on Friday March 29th, as part of the Montréal Hip-Hop festival. The venue comes just about a month before the scheduled release of “Prisoner of Consciousness”, his sixth solo album. The Brooklyn, NY rapper set on April 23rd as the release date for the album, which […]

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap [Documentality]

Many have scrambled to understand musical cultures more in depth through the study and analysis of the roots, meaning, dynamic and influence of such movements. The history of African Americans is interwoven with musical movements which find their meaning in resistance and unity, such as Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop is quite different in the […]

From Mos Def to Yasiin Bey: An Evolving Artist in an Evolving World

Artists, ever the mercurial types, have a tendency to change their identities like a diva changes wardrobes.The reasons vary from purely marketing a new image to often deeply personal motivations. This could include the growth of their creative process but it could include charting a new path in their spiritual journey; their relation with others, […]