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Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) Force-fed Under Guantánamo Procedure In Short Film

(AllHipHop News) Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def ) is featured in a short film where he is brutally force-fed, to protest against the conditions of Guantanamo Bay for human right charity Reprieve. The Brooklyn born rapper re-enacts the procedure of prisoners on hunger strikes, in a four-minute clip created by award-winning… Read more »

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Appears In New Anti-"Stop & Frisk" PSA

(AllHipHop News) The New York City Police Department’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy is one of the most highly criticized police tactics in recent years. The New York Civil Liberties Union, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and The Bronx Defenders filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city, and as a result, a judge ordered that the NYPD stop enforcing the practice in front… Read more »

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Bilal’s Top 5 Hip-Hop Collabos

We loved interviewing and writing about Bilal for our exclusive interview, (Read that here.) That we had to revisit some of our favorite hip-hop songs that featured the soulful singer.  During his long hiatus from recording, some of his best work came from his collaborations with rap artists. From Jay-Z and Jadakiss to Common and Kweli, Bilal has… Read more »

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Austin City Limits’ 2012 Music Festival Adds The Roots, Big K.R.I.T. and Childish Gambino to Lineup

(AllHipHop News) Not to be outdone by all of the recent festival news from Soundset, Rock the Bells, Lollapalooza and Made In America, the Austin City Limits 2012 Music Festival (ACL) has revealed its lineup for the city’s 11th annual, three-day concert event, to take place October 12-14 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. ACL 2012,… Read more »

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Questlove Talks Jay-Z Advice and the Supergroup with Amy Winehouse That Never Happened

(AllHipHop News) Many artists who achieve success on the level of fame, money, and chart-topping albums agree that the urge to stray from what brought them to the table can be a challenge. However, Questlove credits his former Def Jam boss, Jay-Z, for keeping him and his group, The Roots, musically and artistically intact. “(Jay-Z) didn’t… Read more »

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Yasiin Bey a.k.a. Mos Def Set to Star in Film Prequel to “Jackie Brown”

(AllHipHop News) Yasiin Bey a.k.a. Mos Def is set to star in Switch, the film prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film, Jackie Brown. Bey, along with John Hawkes, will play the the younger versions of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara respectively, characters made famous by Jackson and De Niro in director Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film Jackie Brown, which… Read more »

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DD172 Co-Founder McKenzie Eddy Releases Video For “Windmills” Featuring GLC

You may not recognize her name, yet, but you will. McKenzie Eddy is the co-founder, alongside music mogul Dame Dash and Raquel Horn, of the media collective known as DD172. Not only did she help found the creative conglomerate, Eddy is also the president of BluRoc records, a label that released the last two albums from producer… Read more »

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