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Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch to Headline Black August Project

Here's some good news for fans of real, lyrical and often militant hip-hop on the East Coast. Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch and Sadat X are headlining this year's annual Black August Project concert in New York City. The event, which is now in its thirteenth

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Mos Def No Longer Appearing in HBO’s ‘Enlightened’

Mos Def seemed all set to take on a starring role in a new HBO series 'Enlightened,' but now reports are indicating that the rapper/actor failed to reach a deal with the network before filming began on the series last week in Los Angeles. In turn, Mos has been replaced by Timm Sharp -

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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 Gorillaz on the famed Pyramid Stage. Instead, Nigerian-born soul-hop singer Nneka will

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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 the first time that he's played a full-time role on any TV show.

'Enlightened', which was given the green ligh

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Mos Def, Brother Ali Are ‘Takin’ It to the Streets’ in Chicago

On June 19, Mos Def, Brother Ali and the Rock Steady Crew will gather with 97 other artists over four stages at the free 'Takin' It to the Streets' music festival in Chicago. The one-day festival, which is being produced by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), has a goal of exploring how social change can be produced th

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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

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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

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Mos Def Goes on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ Super Rescue Mission

We're all used to seeing rapper Mos Def in various acting roles but this time the Brooklyn emcee showed up on the unlikeliest of places: the children's show 'Yo Gabba Gabba.'

Playing the character "Super Mister Super Hero"

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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.

There was a little problem, though. The producer sampled the Turk

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Bobby Womack Contributes to ‘Crack Funk’ Sound on New Gorillaz Album

'Plastic Beach,' the third studio album from the Grammy Award-winning Gorillaz -- crowned the world's "Most Successful Virtual Band" by the Guinness Book of World Records -- drops next Tuesday, March 8 in the United States. Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, Mos Def, Little Dragon and the Hy

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