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Yasiin Bey on Looking at America From Abroad, The Current State of Music and Culture

Yasiin Bey on Looking at America From Abroad, The Current State of Music and Culture

The artist formerly known as Mos Def blesses Hot 97 with a rare and politically-charged interview

For a man that played his “final” shows just at the top of 2017, Yasiin Bey has been as visible and active as ever.

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Back in the states (and currently on a victory lap tour) the Brooklyn multi-hyphenate artist recently appeared at Radio City Music Hall for one of Dave Chappelle‘s sixteen nights of music and laughs. And this morning, he hit the studio with Ebro and Laura Stylez to reflect on his time watching the country from abroad, clarify his traveling troubles, reflect on the current state of the entertainment industry and whether he sees a place for himself in it.

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Watch the full hour-long interview above and peep the remaining dates on his fall tour below.

Tour Dates:
Aug 31 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Sep 02 @ Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Sep 09 @ Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Sep 13 @ Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Sep 21 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Sep 28 @ L’Olympia – Montreal, Canada
Sep 29 @ Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct 01 @ The Novo by Microsoft – Los Angeles, CA


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