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Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Yasiin Bey at 2015 Osheaga Festival [VIDEO]

This is a hip-hop heads' dream come true. Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def surprised fans in Montreal when he joined headliner Kendrick Lamar onstage at the 2015 Osheaga Festival on Saturday (Aug. 1).

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Yasiin Bey Speaks on Amy Winehouse’s Legacy: ‘She Was a Real Human Being’ [VIDEO]

Yasiin Bey speaks on Amy Winehouse's legacy, her ups and downs and the critics bashing her on the four-year anniversary of her death.

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100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Yasiin Bey and Zoe Kravitz Spark Dating Rumors

Yasiin Bey and Zoe Kravitz have been spending time together in Cannes, France, which has sparked dating rumors.

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A$AP Rocky Surprises Fans by Bringing Out Yasiin Bey at London Show [VIDEO]

These days, it's hard to surprise fans at a rap concert when the artist they've come to see brings another performer onstage because they come to the venue expecting it. However, A$AP Rocky surprised the crowd when he brought out Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, during a show at XOYO in London on Saturday (April 4).

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13 Hip-Hop Personalities Share Memories of Mos Def’s ‘Black on Both Sides’ [EXCLUSIVE]

We asked 13 hip-hop luminaries to share their stories and perspectives on Mos Def's magnum opus.

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Black Star Perform at Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall Show [VIDEO]

Yasiin Bey isn't banned from the U.S., after all. The rapper performed alongside Talib Kweli at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for Dave Chappelle's comedy show on Friday night (June 27).

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Yasiin Bey Barred From U.S.?

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) has reportedly been barred from re-entering the U.S.

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Yasiin Bey Has Moved to South Africa, Explains Kente Cloth ‘Skirt’

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) recently caused a tizzy on Twitter when photos of him wearing what is being described as a "skirt" surfaced online. The rapper-actor addressed his wardrobe choice at the Cape Town Music Exchange Conference in South Africa.

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10 Best and Worst Rapper Name Changes

Rappers changing their stage name is a common occurrence in hip-hop. In fact, it’s hard to find any artist who has not gone by a different alias at some point in their career.

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