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The homie Mos Def now Yasiin Bey is doing his part to bring attention to bring attention to the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay by undergoing FORCE FEEDING.

The video is VERY GRAPHIC! Viewer Discretion is advised.

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There were many performers at this weekend’s AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York but one in particular stole the show.

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Viewers are taken on a personal journey into the craft and skills of rap, and what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the pens of rap legends, when Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Ice-T’s critically-acclaimed film, debuts on DVD, Digital, and Video on Demand on September 18th. Directed and hosted by rap legend Ice-T, the release of The Art of Rap on DVD follows the documentary’s premier at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and successful theatrical runs in the United States and England.

A performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap features some of the genre’s biggest talents, including Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Melle Mel, Q-Tip, Redman, Mos Def, Afrika Bambaataa, B Real, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Nas, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Common and Kanye West.

 

The film has won raves from hip-hop specialists and more mainstream media alike.

 

Allhiphop.com’s Tim Sanchez wrote, “Ice-T has produced one of the finest and most detailed film documentaries about Hip-Hop in existence…a source of inspiration and education for all Hip-Hop fans young and old.”

 

Time Out London’s Tom Huddleston wrote, “On the big screen, the sheer force and energy of these poets is extraordinary. These guys are legends for a reason.” READ MORE

Teyana Taylor Joins G.O.O.D Music

According to TheJasmineBrand, Teyana Taylor joins Kanye’s label. The lineup of musicians under G.O.O.D Music include John Legend, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, Cyhi the Prynce, Mos Def, and Pusha T.

Her publicist did give the “Steph Lova Program” some good news in that Teyana Taylor has officially signed to the “Good Music” label, but the press release with that statement won’t be released until probably Monday. HipHopGossipSite

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New Mixtape: B.o.B. “EPIC – Every Play Is Crucial”


Georgias own Bobby Ray has dropped a new mixtape titled E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Crucial) for the people and it’s sure to please. It’s packed with 15 banging tracks and packed with new and BIG artist cameos such as T.I., Eminem, Mos Def, Bun B, Big K.R.I.T., Meek Mill, Playboy Tre, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Trae the Truth, Roscoe Dash and many more. Look inside for a complete track listing. READ MORE

Mos Def Changing His Name At End Of The Year To Yasiin

Mos Def’s days as Mos Def are coming to an end. The emcee recently spoke with MTV News and revealed that he will be retiring the name Mos Def at the end of 2011. The rapper says his new name will be Yasiin. He explained that he just felt as if he had done enough with Mos Def and it’s time to move on. Mos Def has had a successful run with his current name, releasing four studio albums since 1999. His last effort was 2009’s “The Ecstatic,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.

Here my Favite Mos Def song “Blackstar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Definition”

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