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Mos Def Cancels Glastonbury Performance
Mos Def had to duck out of his scheduled performance at U.K.'s Glastonbury music festival this weekend to tend to a death in the family.
The rapper was to perform twice during the renown three day fest -- a Friday night solo set on the West Holt stage and a guest appearance with headliners Gori…
Mos Def Gets ‘Enlightened’ on HBO
Rapper/actor Mos Def has lit up the silver screen and starred on Broadway, but he's ready to make the jump to the small screen as a series regular. The emcee, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith-Bey, has joined the cast of HBO's single-camera comedy 'Enlightened,' marking for …
Mos Def, John Legend Headlining Gulf Aid
Mos Def and John Legend are teaming up with rockers and New Orleans homeowners Lenny Kravitz and Ani Difranco for Gulf Aid, a benefit performance in support of those affected by the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The gig will take place at Mardi Gras World River City in New Orleans on May 1…
Mos Def Bringing Groove to 2010 Glastonbury
Glastonbury is on of the U.K.'s most epic festivals. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year from June 24-27, promoters are slowly leaking the names of 600 acts expected to perform across a ton of stages over the course of four long days...
Turkish Composer Sues Mos Def Over Sample
Mos Def's visionary take on hip-hop was put on full display with last year's Grammy-nominated 'The Ecstatic.' The album's first track, 'Supermagic,' brought dusty psychedelic vibes over from the Mediterranean -- a trait of the track's beat-maker, Oh No...
Jay Electronica Promises Multiple Albums This Year
Following the success of his highly-acclaimed 'Exhibit C,' Jay Electronica is back at work, preparing to drop an ear-full on fans this year. The New Orleans native is currently completing the U.K. leg of his tour, but during an interview with MTV Europe this week, he assured fans that they could exp…
Best Songs of 2010 (To Date)
Updated: See See Our Final List of the Top Songs of 2010
Despite the despairing reality that some of us may have just stopped writing "2009" on our checks, 2010 is here and some of our favorite artists have already delivered noteworthy tracks for our listening pleasure...
Mos Def Accuses Newspaper of False Reporting
Much 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 Roll…

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