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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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Hip-Hop Community Reacts to Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night (Jan. 27) and some of the brightest (and most beloved) minds in the hip-hop community were ready to give their two cents on the speech

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Mos Def Urges President Obama to Go to Haiti

Mos Def isn't one of President's Obama's advisers, but that's not stopping him from giving his opinion on what the commander-in-chief should do in wake of the earthquake in Haiti. Mos told fans during a recent show at Manhattan's Hi

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A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli and Jay Electronica Perform at Diabetes Benefit

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg assembled some of the illest emcees -- old school and new -- last night (Jan. 20) for the Mind Body Soul: A Benefit for Diabetes concert at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory. While much of th

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Jay Electronica, Diddy and Mos Def Perform ‘Exhibit C’ in NYC

If you felt a New York hip-hop renaissance might be on the way the first time you heard Jay Electronica's 'Exhibit C,' you wouldn't be alone. Last night, you got your proof. Mikey Fresh, the always on point blogger for Miss Info

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Best Songs of 2009

Unfortunately, sometimes our favorite songs don't become instant hits. They're not thrown in heavy rotation on the radio and the DJ won't play them in the club. Don't fear. We feel your pain. Here are our picks for the best songs of 2009.

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Mos Def Unveils New Track, Tours With DOOM

At the beginning of 2009, many critics and fans had relegated Mos Def's turn-of-the-century successes in Black Star and his first solo record, 'Black on Both Sides' as his hip-hop peak. Wisely, he quickly turned the tables with 'The Ecstatic' -- one of the best, more in

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Snoop Dogg, Mos Def Tapped for Gorillaz Third Album

Damon Albarn, frontman of the Gorillaz and Blur, has announced that the Gorillaz's third album will feature yet another random, all-star lineup, including rappers Snoop Dogg and Mos Def.

The album, entitled 'Plastic Beach,' is said to reflect a "dsytopian, British melancholia," according to an interview Albarn gave to The Guardian, th

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Current TV Follows Mos Def Around Japan

2009 has been a solid counterpoint to those that thought Mos Def had become too Hollywood. Def's fourth solo album 'The Ecstatic' was one of the best albums of the year and the ever-mighty Boogie Man has been zigzagging across the country and putting on some of the finest shows in any genre of music.

In a new 'Embedded' documentary for Current TV, Mos Def travels to Japan on his tour for 'The Ecstatic.' Y

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