Yasiin Gaye – Travellin’ Man Pt. II (Distant Lovers Mix)

Written by Nigel D. / 05.28.14

Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album.

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The Bullitts ft. Jay Electronica, Yasiin Bey & Lucy Liu – They Die By Dawn

Written by Nigel D. / 03.22.13


You get a mix of Country and Hip Hop on, “They Die By Dawn,” for the black cowboy western short film with the same title.

via RollingStone

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Behind the Scenes: Made You Die (Trayvon Martin Tribute Featuring Mos Def, Dead Prez & Mike Flo)

Written by Nigel D. / 04.05.12

Behind the scenes footage of the creation of, “Made You Die.” Mos Def aka Yasinn Bey speaks on the Trayvon Martin case.

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Video: Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) – Niggas in Poorest

Written by Nigel D. / 02.21.12

A visual for Mos Def’s version of, “Niggas In Paris.”

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Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) – N!ggas In Poorest

Written by Nigel D. / 01.16.12


Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) – Niggas In Poorest

Mos Def comes back as, “Yasiin Bey,” and raps over, “N!ggas In Paris.”

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Video: Mos Def – World Premiere (Performance)

Written by Nigel D. / 03.12.11

Mos Def performs a new track entitled, “World Premiere.”

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Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & Mos Def Freestyle

Written by Nigel D. / 02.28.11


Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & Mos Def Freestyle

Here is audio from a performance from Lupe Fiasco at the Blue Note in NYC, Kanye West and Mos Def unexpectedly joined Lupe on stage.

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