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Jay Electronica x Yasiin Bey – “Exhibit A” (Remix) [Live Performance] (Video)

If you are a true Hip-Hop head, to say Jay Electronica and Yasiin Bey performed together is enough. So that’s all we’re saying. In case you are not [yet] a head… go ask someone who is to join you as you watch this.

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Yasiin Bey On Politics And Rap, And Weighs In On The Possibility Of Another Mayweather/McGregor Event, “No. HELL NO!” (Video)

Interesting point Yasiin made, speaking on Mayweather vs. McGregorConor just took a page out of Floyd’s book. We saw it. Barking it up, making it an event (rather than a fight, we saw it was NOT a fight).

Yasiin Bey Talks opens up on the Mayweather/McGregor fight, South Africa Travel Issues, his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s stance, tearing down of the US monuments, the current state of rap and more!
– HOT 97

Of course, esp. now that we are far removed from the ‘event,’ we can see what Yasiin sees: That FloydConor do not keep doing business (e.g. that was a one-time thing).

@ojones1

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Dec 99th – “Seaside Panic Room”

Trust God, tie your camel.

There’s boom and bap in there, but on some different ish. Nice. Very nice. Unique beat and rhyme apporach for Dec 99th (Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard) on “Seaside Panic Room.” Click play and keep your finger ready to click again. The stream goes quick; like 2 minutes or so.

DEC 99TH – SEASIDE PANIC ROOM

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Yasiin Bey – “Dec 99th” (N.A.W) [Prod. By Ferrari Sheppard]

It’s that beat that makes you think you know what you’re gonna get from this, but remember that you know Yasiin Bey. And remember that Bey will hit you with a change up like… like… a name change all-of-a-sudden. This is unexpected; but you’ll still be fed, you loyal Yasiin head you.

I hope you got what you need. Produced by Ferrari Sheppard. Recorded at D Planet Studios Cape Town.

YASIIN BEY – DEC 99TH (N.A.W.) [PROD. BY FERRARI SHEPPARD]

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Yasiin Bey – “No Colonial Fiction”

Shout out to the family of Tamir Rice… Young blood is flowing… but school’s closing.
Yasiin Bey

Bey speaking truth and love with guts. Sending blessings to the family, but keeping the light on the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice by police in Cleveland (Ohio, USA) last year. Let the pain move you to DO SOMETHING like the song says. Check out Yasiin’s interview and strong commentary on Tamir, misplaced Muslim hate and more after the jump.

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Mos Def – “Sensei On The Block” (Prod. By Ski Beatz)

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Yasiin Bey, apparently back on the block to run ish as the Mighty Mos Def, with his new single “Sensei On The Beat” (produced by Ski Beatz). Nice! Press play immediately. Looks like Mos is moving past that battle-any-emcee hiccup, going back to carving out his best-in-the-biz-ness niche by putting out dope work. Chop chop!

MOS DEF – SENSEI ON THE BLOCK (PROD. BY SKI BEATZ)

UPDATE: YASIIN BEY & SKI BEATZ TALK ABOUT MISUNDERSTANDING OVER SONG 9/2/13

Yasiin Bey – “Basquiat Ghostwriter” (Video)

“…like computer games, I don’t play ’em with the children.”

Yasiin Bey is gonna get everyone off him with this renege-on-the-battle stuff. And here’s how: Get back to the music, drop the dope visuals and keep it moving. Here’s Bey’s concept video for his “Basquiat Ghostwriter” track – inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art and Bey’s stance against police brutality. It’s out there, but in the pocket. Check it out.

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Yasiin Bey Versus… Any Emcee? (Video)

No doubt you’ve heard (and seen) the shots let off in the video of Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) declaring on camera that no one can test or best him, Black Thought or King Los in a rhyme fight… that anyone who thought different could meet and settle the beef for big charity dollars and bragging rights. You heard about that, right? Well if you didn’t, you can play the embedded video above.

Raw, right? Started thinking about who might step to? How about Lupe Fiasco?

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Hells yes! Lupe threw down the gauntlet like, “Once again…It’s ON!”

BUT… hold up… wait…

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Yasiin Bey x Da Bush Babees x Uppers International – “The Dankasa Love Song” (Kashaka Mashup)

Wowwww! DJ Kashaka touched up the ‘Eeeeverybodyyyy, groove to the music…oh yeah’ song. Haaa. Nice. And FREE for the download via the link below. So go (after you listen to the stream above).

DOWNLOAD: YASIIN BEY X DA BUSH BABEES X UPPERS INTERNATIONAL – THE DANKASA LOVE SONG (KASHAKA MASHUP)

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Mos Def-initely: Kendrick Lamar Gets An Assist From Yasiin Bey For Live Performance Of “Alright” (Video)

Like the song said, we gone be Alright…we already Alright. However, turning up to it live with Kendrick Lamar made the Canadian crowd gathered more Alright. Now, what do you think happened to the “Alright” levels of the crowd when Yasiin Bey joined Kendrick onstage during his Osheaga 2015 festival performance of “Alright” (off the “To Pimp A Butterfly” album? Watch and see (and feel).

PREVIOUS: KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT (VIDEO) | TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (ALBUM)

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Yasiin Bey x Electric Wire Hustle – “Marigolds”

Marigolds-cover-3Yup, Yasiin Bey just popped on into Addis Abba, Ethiopia, to record a li’l something with Electric Wire Hustle. Bey took their 2009 release “Chaser” out for another run. The team did the redo in one take and called it “Marigolds.” Check out this loosie for yourselves.

YASIIN BEY X ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE – MARIGOLDS

Yasiin Bey Speaks On What Really Matters To Him As An Artist (Video)

Real emcee and all-around real dude Yasiin Bey gives us about five minutes of discourse on who he is as an artist and expressive human being that is ever-evolving. Remember how Nina Simone posited earlier that artists should speak honestly; about the times and such? Yeah, Yasiin obviously heard the sista’s heart speak and reps that. Took it to heart. Watch.

People take their time to listen to what I have to say; and I really value that.
Yasiin Bey

@ojones1

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Hot! Yasiin Bey Covers Some MF DOOM Classics (Video)

Oh yessir! Check out the classic covering of a classic Hip-Hopper’s music. The artist formerly known as Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) covers the artist formerly known as Zev Love X (MF Doom). The series of videos is part of French website Culturebox’s “BeyOnDoom” series. Start above and keep bumping ’em after the jump.

(That Spiderman music from the 1980s… Got you envisioning Dr. Doom on the ‘toon doesn’t it? MF DOOM tunes. M’F’n DOPE!!)

Good to see Yasiin still showing the love to DOOM.

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Yasiin Bey Enjoys Hypnotic Melodies In Morocco (Video)

Yasiin Bey chills in a restaurant halfway ’round the world; bobbing heads with natives and appreciative travelers to Gnawa jams. Originally introduced to Morocco by Sub-Saharan slaves sounding off and singing their aches away, this is definitely a music form under-appreciated by Westerners. But if you are going to do music for the world, you gots to be all in it and around it. Respect to Yasiin. Best believe the brother is taking in the entertainment and the influences. It’s what artists do. Watch.

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Yasiin Bey Speaks On Ferguson, Michael Brown And Eric Garner

It’s only right we hear the considered words of Yasiin Bey on recent reminders of tragic realities of being Black in America. He uses the word ‘reaffirming’ – as in confirmation things have been eff’d up for Black folks here. But that realization is spoken (with noteworthy quotes laced into the mini-speech) to powerfully by Brother Bey here.

“Where are we? We are at a critical time. We are at a watershed moment… been here longer than we realize…”
Yasiin Bey


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Return of the Mecca: Yasiin Bey Speaking On Art, Islam and Hip-Hop (Video)

Film short for the art exhibit “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop.” Features excerpts from an interview with Yasiin Bey. Music by Oddisee. Artwork from the exhibit includes Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli, B+, Cognito, Katina Parker, Coleman, Nema Etebar and more.

MORE: RETURNOFTHEMECCA.COM

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Yasiin Gaye – “Travellin’ Man Pt. 2” (Distant Lovers Mix) [Produced By Amerigo Gazeway]

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Amerigo Gazeway with the track for this Distant Lovers Mix of Marvin Gaye’s “Travelin Man.” This is “Travellin’ Man Pt. 2” Amerigo’s Marvin x Yasiin Bey mashup.

DOWNLOAD: YASIIN GAYE – TRAVELLIN’ MAN PT. 2 (DISTANT LOVERS MIX) [AMERIGO GAZEWAY]

Yasiin Gaye – “B Stands For Beef” (Soul Mates Tribute)

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Word to the wise, my ‘digger’… Don’t sleep on these Yasiin Gaye releases. RIAA (you know, the Grammy folks) has been having the nice releases taken down due to ‘copyright violations.’ But if you are on top of things you’ll have scooped up hot ones (for FREE) like this before anyone could take them down anyway, right? Boooo… RIAA. Could call it hate. Not beef though.

“Beef don’t come with a radio edit.” First leak from Yasiin Gaye – The Return (Side Two).

Amerigo Gazaway

This is another Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye (Yasiin Gaye) mashup from Amerigo Gazaway entitled “B Stands For Beef” (Soul Mates Tribute).

DOWNLOAD: YASIIN GAYE – B STANDS FOR BEEF (SOUL MATES TRIBUTE)

Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye) – “Ms. Fat Booty”

Already know… you heard talk of someone messing with Mos Def’s classic “Ms. Fat Booty” and went “Don’t touch our sh–!” Oh, Yasiin Bey and Marvin Gaye (conceptually collectivized as Yasiin Gaye) are taking a shot at the title? Interesting… Amerigo Gazaway is on to something: putting these ‘Soul Mates’ together, Marvin’s track fitted with Bey (then as Mos) lyrics. Nice.

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Marvin Gaye x Yasiin Bey – “Yasiin Gaye” (Teaser Video)

Amerigo Gazaway with the series featuring collaborations that never were. First up: Combining content from Brooklyn’s own Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) and late soul legend Marvin Gaye. It’s a dream collaboration project entitled “Yasiin Gaye.” Check out the teaser for the project above.

DOWNLOAD: MARVIN GAYE X YASIIN BEY – ‘YASIIN GAYE’

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