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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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Jay Electronica Promises Multiple Albums This Year

Following the success of his highly-acclaimed 'Exhibit C,' Jay Electronica is back at work, preparing to drop an ear-full on fans this year. The New Orleans native is currently completing the U.K. leg of his tour, but during an interview with MTV Europe this week, he assured fans that they could expect s

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Best Songs of 2010 (To Date)

Updated: See See Our Final List of the Top Songs of 2010

Despite the despairing reality that some of us may have just stopped writing "2009" on our checks, 2010 is here and some of our favorite artists have already delivered noteworthy tracks for our listening pleasure. Check out our picks for the top song of 2010 ...so far.

Redman, 'Oh My'

Though his last album

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Mos Def Accuses Newspaper of False Reporting

Much has been made of Dame Dash's new recording studio/art commune/graphic design agency/all-around awesome hangout in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood. A recent article in the New York Observer got so

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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 Do

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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. He followed Mos around throughout his two-year jou

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Mos Def, John Legend Join Roots for Annual Jam Session

It's hard to pick the biggest surprise of Saturday night's Sixth Annual Roots Jam Session at Los Angeles' Key Club. Some might say it was when an unannounced Mos Def performed his 'Black On Both Sides' standout 'Umi Says' and Grammy nomi

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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 relationship between hip-hop culture and the Grammys.

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