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Yasiin Bey, Kanye West: Mos Def Premieres Unreleased Collaboration
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 recorded for Mos' 2006 LP True Magic, and while it doesn't feature 'Ye vocals, it is his production...
National Poetry Month: Is it Edgar Allen Poe or Beyonce? Take Our Quiz
National Poetry Month: Is it Edgar Allen Poe or Beyonce? Take Our Quiz
April showers don't just mean May flowers. The spring month also blooms with iambic pentameters and tetrameters, marking National Poetry Month. Since it's birth in the Bronx in the late '70s, hip-hop has often been tied to poetry, with MCs often considering themselves spoken-word poets who rhythmically deliver prose over a beat...
Math Awareness Month: 10 Artists From Beyonce to De La Soul Play the Numbers Game in Lyrics
Math Awareness Month: 10 Artists From Beyonce to De La Soul Play the Numbers Game in Lyrics
Artists have been known to play number games within their lyrics from time to time. Only some singers are able to carry metaphorical word problems but rappers love to implement math in a bar or two. Some are simple enough to grasp while others make listeners pull out the notepad and calculator...
Rock the Bells Festival Is ‘Thanksgiving Dinner of Hip-Hop’
Rock the Bells Festival Is ‘Thanksgiving Dinner of Hip-Hop’
Over the past seven years, the Rock the Bells music festival has worked its way up from a regional Southern California event to become one of the most anticipated annual concert series in the hip-hop world. Kicking off in 2004, straight out the gate, RTB made hip-hop history for featuring the then re-united Wu-Tang Clan on its stage and for being the last place where member Ol' Dirty Bastard perfo
Mos Def to Promote Tolerance in New Storytelling Series
Mos Def to Promote Tolerance in New Storytelling Series
Mos Def will join four other prominent public figures to participate in a new storytelling series from New York City-based non-profit organization, The Moth. The Brooklyn emcee will make an appearance at five showcases called A More Perfection Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power, where participants will present audiences with a personal, ten-minute story of an experience where they have faced di

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