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Yasiin Bey Appointed Creative Director of South African Brand Unknown Union

Yasiin Bey has accepted the position of Creative Director of Unknown Union, a South African-based menswear line.

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Yasiin Bey Announces His Retirement, Raps ‘No More Parties In SA’

Yasiin Bey is setting the record straight and declaring “No More Parties in SA.” In a nearly 11-minute message, the embattled rhymer addresses his recent controversy in South Africa.

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Yasiin Bey’s Rep Clarifies Rapper’s Arrest in South Africa

A rep for Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) has come forward to explain the rapper's arrest in South Africa last week and debunk what he claims are false allegations.

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Yasiin Bey Gets Arrested and Banned in South Africa for Using Fake Passport

Yasiin Bey, commonly known as Mos Def, was arrested in Cape Town International Airport for failing to present an authorized passport.

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Yasiin Bey Addresses Paris Attacks & Releases Anti-Violence Song ‘NO Colonial Fiction’

Following the Paris attacks that occurred last Friday (Nov. 13), Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), has spoken out against the terrorists who claimed responsibility for the carnage in the City of Love. The "Umi Says" rapper also released his anti-violence song, “NO Colonial Fiction,” in which he delivers a lyrical sermon urging for peace and racial harmony.

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Queen Latifah Serves as a Reminder That Hip-Hop and R&B’s History With the Emmys Runs Deep

Queen Latifah's nomination for her role in 'Bessie' at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards serves as a reminder of hip-hop and R&B's longstanding relationship with the awards show. Find out which artists have made their way to the nominations and winners circle.

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Mos Def Responds to Lupe Fiasco: “I’m Not Trying to Arrange Fights With Them”

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) has responded to Lupe Fiasco who recently accepted his challenge to battle any rapper – anytime, anywhere.

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Mos Def Challenges Rappers to a Battle, Lupe Fiasco Accepts [VIDEO]

Yasiin Bey has issued a challenge to battle any rapper in the game -- anytime, anywhere. Chicago rhymer Lupe Fiasco accepted his challenge. Let's get ready to rumble!

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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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