Contact Us

Mos Def Accuses Newspaper of False Reporting

Mos DefMuch has been made of Dame Dash‘s new recording studio/art commune/graphic design agency/all-around awesome hangout in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. A recent article in the New York Observer got some quality inside access to the compound and used Mos Def, apparently drinking a Rolling Rock and chilling, as a source. This was all well and good until Mos called out the piece’s writer for making the whole thing up.

“I’m responding to the “Wannabe Warhol” article in which the writer claims that he saw me drinking “a Rolling Rock” and “in the mood to record” after “a few drinks,’” Mos Def wrote to the paper’s editor. “For the record, none of that ever happened … and we both know this, Mr. Levine (if that is your name). I don’t drink alcohol, and have never in your company or presence. I spent no more than a very brief moment talking to you, and only after you pleaded with me to do so on more than one occasion where I politely declined.”

While D.M. Levine, the reporter, has praised the “poetic” letter, he fully stands by his story and reporting. We find it pretty hard to believe that Mos Def would randomly pick a fight and accuse a journalist of outright lying unless it has some basis, though. Can Levine show us a witness?

“On top of NOT printing what I DID say, you printed what I DON’T do,” the rapper continued. “You are telling the people a lie, Mr. Levine (if that is your name), and if you’ll lie about something so small, to “add color” to your “piece,” what you have to report about me or any person, place or thing is unreliable to say the least.”

Your serve, Mr. Levine (if that is your name).

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!