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MF Doom Disappoints Chicago Crowd With Another Imposter
Hip-hop's masked villain MF Doom pulled another concert no show this past Saturday night at the Congress Theater in Chicago. Billed as "MosDoom," with longtime supporter Mos Def also scheduled to perform, fans in attendance are claiming that Doom once again tricked them into t…
Mos Def Photo Exhibit Opens in Los Angeles
Mos Def routinely blurs the lines between music and other artistic mediums, so it's no surprise that he's become the subject of a new photo exhibit. The show, which opened over the weekend at HVW8 Art & Design Gallery in Los Angeles, features images by a photographer named Cognito.…
Understanding Hip-Hop’s Beef With the Grammys
"You think I give a damn about a Grammy?" Eminem spitefully rapped on 2000's 'The Real Slim Shady,' a surprisingly ironic quip from a rapper who's won (and accepted) nine Grammy Awards throughout his career. Such is the contradiction that underscores the uneasy …
Hip-Hop Community Reacts to Obama’s State of the Union
President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night (Jan. 27) and some of the brightest (and most beloved) minds in the hip-hop community were ready to give their two cents on the speech. Most of the commentary was in agreement that Obama genuinely strove to stri…
Mos Def Urges President Obama to Go to Haiti
Mos Def isn't one of President's Obama's advisers, but that's not stopping him from giving his opinion on what the commander-in-chief should do in wake of the earthquake in Haiti. Mos told fans during a recent show at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom that he wants President Oba…
Best Songs of 2009
Unfortunately, sometimes our favorite songs don't become instant hits. They're not thrown in heavy rotation on the radio and the DJ won't play them in the club. Don't fear. We feel your pain. Here are our picks for the best songs of 2009.


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Mos Def Unveils New Track, Tours With DOOM
At the beginning of 2009, many critics and fans had relegated Mos Def's turn-of-the-century successes in Black Star and his first solo record, 'Black on Both Sides' as his hip-hop peak. Wisely, he quickly turned the tables with 'The Ecstatic' -- one of the best, more innovat…

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