New Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


“I Got Shit to Do”: Mos Def Tackles Being an Adult In Hip-Hop’s Digital Era [Feature ]

As any adult will tell you, there comes a point in life where the pressures that accompany the reality of adulthood begin to encroach on the ability to enjoy all the leisurely pursuits that once dominated... Read More


Mos Def Knew Kendrick Lamar Would Be “The One” Years Ago [Feature ]

It’s something of a sport in hip-hop culture to have the insight into what artist is going to do great things. Of course, no one can outright predict an artist’s career trajectory, but the more one listens to and... Read More


Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) ‘December 99th’ Cheat Code Album Review [Feature ]

Mystery is a part of Yasiin Bey’s charm. Since releasing his last album, The Ecstatic, in 2009, the Brooklyn MC (formerly known as Mos Def) has become something of a full-time travellin’ man, surfacing in... Read More


Yasiin Bey Has Two More Albums on Deck & They Sound Amazing [Feature ]

With four solo albums in 17 years, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) won’t be remembered for his prolific output. But having announced that 2016 will be his last year in music, the Brooklyn emcee is looking to go... Read More


Ranked: Every December 2016 Hip-Hop Album Release [Feature ]

December is the perfect time to reflect, to look back on the year that was while looking forward to the next. Music tends to be at a standstill in December, as everyone gears up to make a big splash in the coming months. The... Read More


Mos Def Cleared of Charges in South Africa, is His Final Album on the Way? [Feature ]

Mos Def was without exaggeration one of the primary reasons I fell in love with hip-hop, and so while his musical output has slowed considerably following his name change to Yasiin Bey and his pursuit of other artistic... Read More


Yasiin Bey Has Quietly Released an Album’s Worth of New Music This Year [Feature ]

While you were looking elsewhere, Yasiin Bey's released about an album’s worth of music through the first seven months of 2016.  With the release of “Seaside Panic Room,” Yasiin Bey has... Read More


A Tribute to Mos Def, the Greatest Rapper That Never Was (1998 - 2016) [Feature ]

Mos Def changed my life, and now it's over.  A sentence like that can come across as a lazy cliche, but in this case, it's quite literally true. I now write about hip-hop for a living, it was Mos... Read More


Mos Def Arrested in South Africa, Will Be Deported Back to U.S. [Feature ]

Mos Def, who I'll refer to from now by his chosen name, Yasiin Bey, was recently arrested in Cape Town, South Africa. According to the South African Home Affairs department spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete, Bey... Read More


A Plea to Mos Def for More Raps [Feature ]

[Art by Dale Darden] The other day while pumping gas I looked over to the car next to mine and witnessed domestic hell. The woman at the next pump was clearly trying, with every ounce of energy she could muster, not to... Read More


Mos Def & Ski Beatz - Sensei On The Block [Stream]

Mos Def has resurfaced, using his original stage name, alongside producer Ski Beatz, together releasing the island-tinged Sensei On The Block, a new single that is currently available for digital purchase on iTunes via... Read More


Golden Rules - Never Die ft. Yasiin Bey [Stream]

Readers of Booth-fave Eric Biddines are in store for a real treat. The self made Top Prospect, who last appeared on our pages four months ago with Purple Gold Fishes, has since joined forces with London producer Paul White to... Read More


Run That Back: J. Rawls on Black Star & the Creation of “Brown Skin Lady” [Feature ]

With the rapid growth of streaming services, more and more labels are making their entire catalogs available to the market. Rare records you once had to scour local mom and pop shops for, even five to ten years ago, are now... Read More


Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye) - Inner City Travellin’ Man [Stream & Download]

When you think about all the dope collaborations that never went down simply because the artists weren’t alive and making music at the same time, it kinda breaks your heart. With his newly-launched Soul Mates series,... Read More


Preservation ft. Yasiin Bey - Freedom Is Everybody’s Job [Stream]

In a recent viral video, Yasiin Bey drew attention to the force-feeding of Guantanamo inmates, which prevents Muslim prisoners from observing Ramadan, by undergoing the process himself. If you were to ask him why he... Read More


The Bullitts ft. Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu - They Die By Dawn [Stream]

If you are like me, then you, too, must be saying a daily prayer that Jay Electronica’s album will drop unexpectedly. So far, the elusive emcee hasn’t said a peep about the album’s release but, thankfully, he drops... Read More


Yasiin Bey x Mannie Fresh - Black Jesus [Stream]

Those who celebrated Easter on Sunday, might be maxed out on churchin’ and sick of uncomfortable clothes and long services, but we have one more Hymn for you. Now, before you go ahead and click the back button faster than a... Read More


Dee-1 ft. Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey - The Very Best [Stream]

In this era of inflated braggadocio, every rapper and their mother will tell you they’re the greatest to ever touch a mic—even if you don’t believe it, you’ve got to fake delusions of grandeur just to keep... Read More


tabi Bonney ft. Yasiin Bey - Chop Chop [Stream]

The last time we heard from tabi Bonney he was floating up on a Castle on a Cloud, but today’s selection finds him returning solidly to Earth alongside two hip-hop legends. New release Chop, Chop finds frequent production... Read More


Black Star - Fix Up [Stream]

In addition to You Already Knew, the inaugural leak off Black Star‘s forthcoming Aretha Franklin tribute mixtape, Black Friday saw Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli release the official lead single off their... Read More


B.o.B ft. T.I. & Mos Def - Boom Bap [Stream]

B.o.B. may be a superstar, chart topping rapper who goes on tour in Asia like I go on Doritos runs to the corner store, but despite all the success he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and his hip-hop roots. It’s still all... Read More


Black Star - You Already Knew [Stream]

If you’re a serious fan of Mos Def (now going by Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli, I’m guessing You Already Knew that a new Black Star album has been in the pipeline for a minute now, and that the Northeastern... Read More


Mark Ronson ft. Various Artists - A La Modeliste [Stream]

As part of RE:GENERATION, an ongoing series in which a variety of heavyweight DJs will team up with artists from all genres, Mark Ronson has crafted all-star collaborative cut A La Modeliste. On this jazzy ensemble banger,... Read More


Kanye West ft. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean - Don’t Look Down [Stream]

Call me crazy, but I think Kanye West may finally have learned to let go; on his latest G.O.O.D. Fridays leak, the hip-hop megastar takes a new approach to the familiar breakup theme, telling the girl he loves “Don’t... Read More


Kanye West ft. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson - Lord Lord Lord [Stream & Download]

For all of the shots he’s taken, you have to admit nobody makes Fridays more exciting than Kanye West. For the better part of a month, West has kept the world in baited anticipation for his G.O.O.D. Friday series and this... Read More


Ski Beatz ft. Mos Def & Whosane -Taxi [Stream]

Getting excited about a snippet of a track is like getting excited about a movie trailer, it’s not a good indication of the project’s final quality (even Cop Out looked funny in the trailer), but today I’m excited to... Read More


Gorillaz ft. Mos Def & Bobby Womack - Stylo (Chiddy Bang Remix) [Stream]

In November 2009, up-and-coming emcee/producer duo Chiddy Bang spun a sample from MGMT‘s KIDS Kid CuDi/MGMT collabo Pursuit of Happiness into The Opposite of Adults, a reader-acclaimed meditation on cash, music and... Read More


Reflection Eternal ft. J. Cole, Jay Electronica & Mos Def - Just Begun [Stream]

About a month ago the internet got its collective headphones in a bunch when a bootleg version of Reflection Eternal’s new track Just Begun leaked, so I can only imagine the reaction now that we’ve been blessed with the... Read More


Lee Wilson ft. Mos Def - Soul Kiss (Remix) [Stream]

Hip-hop always tries to slap a label on artists - Are you underground? Club? Conscious? What are you? - but with genre-bending new artists like Lee Wilson that kind of easy categorization is becoming increasingly difficult.... Read More


DJ Honda ft. Mos Def - Magnetic Arts [Stream]

Western beatsmiths beware; DJ Honda‘s here with an affordable, reliable, and fuel-efficient brand of hip-hop that’s taking the U.S. by storm, and he’s got some of the genre’s biggest names standing... Read More


Mos Def - The Ecstatic [Album]

There was a time when I couldn’t imagine hip-hop without Mos Def. And then, slowly but surely, it happened. The first time I heard Black on Both Sides I’s say sitting on my high school girlfriend’s couch... Read Full Review


Mos Def ft. Talib Kweli - History [Stream]

I have to admit, I was really excited when I saw this track. We’ve all heard the talk and rumors about another Black Star album in the works, but actually seeing Mos Def and Talib Kweli together once again is enough to make... Read More


Mos Def - Casa Bey [Stream]

As far as I’m concerned, anybody who spends time in Brazil is bound to become enchanted with the South American nation’s distinctive, boundlessly innovative music scene.  Hip-hop veteran Mos Def is no... Read More


DJ Deckstream ft. Mos Def - Life Is Good [Stream]

In the past few months, we’ve shined the spotlight on quite a few upbeat cuts specially designed to help listeners forget their cares, but none have come with quite the feel-good appeal of this offering from DJ... Read More


DJ Semtex TV:  Kanye Headlines G.O.O.D. Music Showcase in U.K. [Feature ]

London, England -- This past Wednesday, the 12th of November, G.O.O.D. Music took a trip across the pond to hold a showcase in London, England. In addition to headliner Kanye West, the event included performances by De La... Read More


Video:  What If Mos Def Were President? [Feature ]

On a new video courtesy of Good Magazine, Mos Def clues viewers in on the policies he would put in place were he chosen as Head of State. The emcee's radical proposals include universal healthcare, a 10% flat tax for all... Read More


Mos Def - Life in Marvelous Times [Stream]

For those unfamiliar with the musical résumé  of Mos Def, we suggest you check out his legendary work on Black on Both Sides, which provides all the introduction Booth-heads should need.  On February 10, 2009,... Read More


K’Naan Joins Mos Def For Live Performance of “My God” [Feature ]

Atlanta, GA-- Somalian-born, Canadian-raised rapper K'Naan, whose recent single, "ABCs," was praised by DJBooth members for its authentic depiction of the hardships faced by African youth, has joined forces with emcee Mos Def... Read More


The Roots ft. Mos Def, Styles P & Dice Raw - Rising Down (Hum Drum) [Stream]

With a highly-anticipated presidential election later in the year (yes, people are looking forward to more than just The Carter III), more and more music will start to become political.  Those who follow hip-hop closely,... Read More


Mos Def Calls for a Student Walk Out To Support the Jena 6 [Feature ]

New York. NY -- Black and Latino/a artists, activists and students across the country are organizing a national day of support for six Black high school students known as the "Jena 6." Over 100 schools have joined in the call... Read More