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Yasiin Bey Talks About His Favorite Designers, Style and Recent Move to Africa

StyleComments ⋅ 12 days ago
Never far from captivating projects that tie in music with his bold disposition, molded heavily by politics, travel and religion, Yasiin Bey’s releases are always honest and much-discussed. Those who have attended a Mos Def show will know Bey&#...

Essentials: Yasiin Bey

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2014
A man who requires no introduction, Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def recently dropped by to share his Essentials with us at HYPEBEAST HQ. While Bey currently calls both Paris and Cape Town home, he is constantly on the move, holding with him a nu...

Yasiin Bey’s Exclusive Playlist for HYPETRAK

MusicComments ⋅ Aug 25, 2014
Brooklyn legend Yassin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has put together an exclusive playlist for the people over at HYPETRAK. The playlist features a range of artists from King Krule, Chimurenga Renaissance, Shabazz Palaces, to demos from the Hackne...

Streetsnaps: Yasiin Bey

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2014
Location: Paris, France

Yasiin Bey Announces ‘Time Is Always Now’

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 15, 2014
Nearly five years since the release of his acclaimed LP The Ecstatic, universally acclaimed artist Yasiin Bey has announced his latest musical endeavor, entitled Time Is Always Now. Set to take place this Friday, January 17 at 12:30 a.m. CAT/5:30 p.m...

Yasiin Bey Talks Style With GQ

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2012
Renowned hip-hop artist and actor Mos Def, more recently known as Yasiin Bey recently sat down with men’s magazine GQ to talk style — with respect to both music and fashion. Of course a proper GQ interview wouldn’t be complete without get...

Fat Joe featuring Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Mos Def, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash & Busta Rhymes – Pride N Joy

MusicComments ⋅ May 24, 2012
Following the Instagram pictures of the studio time, Fat Joe unleashes his latest track alongside a fully stocked roster that includes Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Mos Def, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash and Busta Rhymes. Titled, “Pride N Joy,”...

Yasiin Bey – Forever Alive

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 19, 2012
Yasiin Bey has been making his presence known in Paris as of late and today we share with you footage of his latest floetic ensemble entitled “Forever Alive.” The track was produced by Oh No (a longtime collaborator of Bey’s), and w...

Yasiin Bey – Sunshine Screwface (Produced by J Dilla)

MusicComments ⋅ Mar 10, 2012
Yasiin Bey recently touched down in Paris to promote his upcoming show with Talib Kweli at La Bataclan on March 9. As previously reported, the acclaimed rapper paid a a visit to Nova radio during his stay in the French capital and laced the airwaves...

Robert Glasper featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Black Radio

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 22, 2012
Offered is a new ensemble from Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Robert Glasper as he teams up with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) to present this title track from his upcoming album, Black Radio. The album is scheduled to hit shelves on February 28, 2012. You can...

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Niggas in Poorest | Video

MusicComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2012
The artist formerly known as Mos Def, and now Yasiin Bey, presents the video for his highly charged “Niggas in Poorest,” launched today in honor of Malcolm X’s death anniversary. Performed over the same hard-hitting instrumental tha...

Yasiin Bey: The Year of the Underdog

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 30, 2012
After almost two decades in the game Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has seen many ups and downs in the ever demanding music industry without compromising his art. Due to his thought-provoking rhymes in regards to social and political issues,...

Vans OTW Berlin Launch Recap

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 23, 2012
January 18 saw Vans launch its spring OTW line during Fashion Week in Berlin as part of a three-day pop-up, House of Vans, that featured live performances by the Patta Sound System, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and new OTW advocate, Lupe Fiasco. Nea...

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Niggas in Poorest

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 16, 2012
In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) releases a new offering, coinciding with his Top 40 Underdog series in which the respected actor/emcee will be reworking a variety of Top 40 hits. First up, the New York ar...