Yasiin Bey teamed up with advertising executive Set Free Richardson to launch a new gallery in New York City’s South Bronx neighborhood entitled The Compound. The forthcoming contemporary art space was inspired by a creative workshop of the same name that Richardson opened back in 2008. The retired rapper will helm the curator role while “Free […]
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star is an album-length collaboration of emcees Talib Kweli and Mos Def. The album was released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping line founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophical […]
Once in a lifetime moment as Big Pun, DMX, Mos Def, Mic Geronimo, John Forte & Canibus all sit down for dinner and an absolutely insane CYPHER. Related posts: No related posts.
“Respiration” is the second single from Black Star’s eponymously titled 1998 album. It features guest rapping from Common and guitar playing by DeChown Jenkins. It also features a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples “The Fox” by Don Randi. In addition, the song’s introduction samples a monologue from the hip hop documentary Style Wars. It is […]
Yasiin Bey voluntarily undergoes force feeding according to the standard U.S. Military procedure currently in practice at Guantánamo Bay. The two-hour procedure is administered twice a day to prisoners adhering to the ongoing hunger strike at the prison, in order to keep them from starving themselves. Prisoners at Guatanamo Bay are subject to the force […]
A New York artist by the name of Jay Shells is making his mark across the entire city with a new project called “Rap Quotes.” Making street signs filled with rap lyrics about specific locations in the various boroughs, he’s posting them on their relevant blocks for all to see. Shells has posted over 30 […]
In July 2012 Louis Vuitton will present a dedicated digital experience celebrating the inspirational words of Muhammad Ali, with the participation of calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman and word artist Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) at http://www.louisvuitton.com/front/dispatch. Related posts: No related posts.