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Mos Def Encourages Science Education

Mos Def wants to send students off into space. The Brooklyn emcee is partnering with NASA and singer Goapele to help promote science education at the I.S.I.S. Science & Culture Festival in Oakland, Calif. this weekend. Mos will appear alongside astronaut Leland Marvi

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Mos Def Sued for Concert No-Show

Mos Def is the latest rapper facing legal woes for skipping out on a performance (see also: Ne-Yo, Akon.) In a new lawsuit filed yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by concert promoters REMG Entertainment, the Brooklyn emcee is being sued for $57,500 after he bailed

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Mos Def Returns to Theater in ‘A Free Man of Color’ Play

Mos Def has starred in films like 'Cadillac Records' and 'Next Day Air,' but the rapper-turned-thespian is ready to make his triumphant return to the theater. The entertainer, whose real name is Dante Terr

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Kanye’s ‘Power’ Remix to Feature Kobe Bryant, Mos Def

After playing a secret show in New York City last week, Kanye West spent the weekend in his studio. The result is a fine-tuned remix to his recent single, 'Power,' with help from Kobe Bryant and Mos Def.

"Kobe helped me finish my #Power remix verse...Just building on the

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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 In turn, Mos has been replaced by Timm Sharp -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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