Mos Def

Listen to Lion Babe’s vibrant take on Mos Def classic ‘Umi Says’

Proceeds from the song will be donated to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund

Talib Kweli says “interlopers and culture vultures” are preventing release of new Black Star album

"Too many greedy people in the way stopping us from working with Madlib"

Gorillaz joined by Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Savages’ Jehnny Beth and more on stage at The Meadows

Gorillaz were joined on stage by Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Jehnny Beth and a number of other special guests as they brought the...

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def announces final shows after being allowed to leave South Africa

Yasiin Bey, the rapper and political activist formerly known as Mos Def, has confirmed what are being billed as his "farewell" shows. It follows news...

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) false passport case postponed for second time

The rapper was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of using a false passport and illegally helping his family stay in South Africa

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) arrested for using a false passport in South Africa

The rapper will still be made to leave, though.

Rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is denied entry to the United States

Rapper formerly known as Mos Def forced to pull tour dates as a result

Mos Def undergoes force feeding in protest at Guantanamo Bay procedure

The rapper makes a harrowing video to raise awareness of the practice used against hunger striking detainees

Mos Def to change his name to ‘Yasiin’ at the end of 2011

Rapper's new moniker means 'Rich' in Arabic

Mos Def cancels Glastonbury appearance

'A death in the family' forces the rapper's decision