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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 year, is produced by the Malcolm X Grassroots…
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 In turn, Mos has been replaced by Timm Sharp -- sta…
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 Gori…
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 …
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 the Gulf of Mexico. The gig will take place at Mardi Gras World River City in New Orleans on May 1…
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...
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...

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