Mos Def

Watch Joey Bada$$ Cover Mos Def’s Classic “Umi Says”

While visiting Australian radio station Triple J, Joey Bada$$ performed a cover of Mos Def's 1999 classic "Umi Says." Joey… Read More

January 23, 2023

‘SNL’ Monologue From Dave Chappelle Drawing Claims of Antisemitism

The national director of the Anti-Defamation League tweeted concerns about the opening SNL monologue from special host Dave Chappelle. Jonathan… Read More

November 14, 2022

Spotify CEO Blasts Kanye West For “Awful” Anti-Semitic Rants… But Won’t Remove Music

In an interview with Reuters, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek slammed Kanye West for spreading "awful" anti-semitic comments, but will not… Read More

October 26, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Joshua Virtue, Melo Meezy, Jason Griff, Rahiem Supreme x WiFiGawd + More

Joshua Virtue, Melo Meezy, Jason Griff, Rahiem Supreme x WiFiGawd and more this Mixtape Monday. Joshua Virtue is up first… Read More

October 17, 2022

Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey’s ‘The Midnight Miracle’ Podcast Is Coming To Vinyl

Two fan-favorite episodes of Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey-hosted Luminary podcast The Midnight Miracle are coming to vinyl. Ohio's own… Read More

August 16, 2022

Listen to 6LACK Cover Yasiin Bey’s Classic “Umi Says”

As part of the second annual “Juneteenth 2022: Freedom Songs," 6LACK covers the 1999 Yasiin Bey classic "Umi Says" from… Read More

June 10, 2022

Black Star Releases ‘No Fear of Time,’ Their First New Album in 24 Years

Black Star has released their first album in 24 years, No Fear of Time. The album is produced by Madlib… Read More

May 3, 2022

Black Star Release “Mineral Mountain” Collab with Black Thought & Madlib

From their new album No Fear of Time, releasing May 3rd, Black Star recruits Black Thought and Madlib on lead… Read More

April 11, 2022

Will 2022 Be the Year We See a New Black Star Album?

Nearly 24 years after their 1998 debut, Talib Kweli has teased that he and Yasiin Bey are returning with their… Read More

February 28, 2022

10 Times Police Brutality Struck A Nerve Within Hip-Hop

In light of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and calls for justice worldwide, we look back on 10 instances… Read More

June 11, 2020

Yasiin Bey and J Dilla’s Sprite Commercial from 2000 Has Resurfaced

A rare Dilla beat appears scores an early-aughts Sprite commercial starring the Brooklyn rapper. 2000s ad campaigns were both strange… Read More

February 9, 2020