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Yasiin Bey Associate Says Immigration Problems Are False

An associate of Yasiin Bey says that reports of the rapper being denied re-entry into the United States are false.

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Yasiin Bey Barred From U.S.?

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) has reportedly been barred from re-entering the U.S.

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Yasiin Bey Has Moved to South Africa, Explains Kente Cloth ‘Skirt’

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) recently caused a tizzy on Twitter when photos of him wearing what is being described as a "skirt" surfaced online. The rapper-actor addressed his wardrobe choice at the Cape Town Music Exchange Conference in South Africa.

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Listen to ‘Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)’

We love a good mash-up album and this one by the self-described "Manipulator of Sound" Amerigo Gazaway is a must-listen. The 'Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)' album features the intuitive rhymes of Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) with the music and ad-libs from the late soul man Marvin Gaye.

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Listen to Yasiin Bey and Marvin Gaye Mash-Up ‘Inner City Travellin’ Man’

What do you get when you mix Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Marvin Gaye together? A solid soulful rap track that will get plenty of replay.

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20 Most Stylish Rappers of All Time

Just as important as charisma, rhymes and beats, personal style is one of the most important elements of a rapper's allure. An MC must also have impeccable taste to really flourish in the visual world of hip-hop. But following popular trends and bragging about brand names isn't enough to earn a spot in our Style Hall of Fame.

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Demonstrates Guantanamo Bay Force Feeding

Yasiin Bey might be working on a collaborative project with Mannie Fresh down in New Orleans, but he still finds time to lend his celebrity to political causes. Today, a video has surfaced of Bey demonstrating how hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees are routinely force fed.

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Yasiin Bey, Kanye West: Mos Def Premieres Unreleased Collaboration

Yasiin Bey -- otherwise known to the world as Mos Def -- decided that a recent show at The Shrine in Chicago was the opportune time to debut some unreleased work he'd done with Kanye West.

Well okay then sir!

"The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark" was originally recor

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Like Ice-T, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def and aka Dante Terrell Smith) has been acting almost since before anyone knew him as a rapper. But turns in films like 'Monster’s Ball,' 'Brown Sugar' and 'The Italian Job' showed that he could take small roles, make them unique, and then make us remember them

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