Mos Def Loses His Cool With Paparazzo

TMZ cameras were rolling in front of Hyde nightclub on Wednesday night (August 15), when Mos Def went face to face with a paparazzi who snapped his photo. The rapper/actor demanded that the snapper delete his image, but he refused. Mos Def’s pals later got behind the photog, trying to forcefully snatch the camera away, but he was able to hold on to the camera.

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Amir Sulaiman – Poetry In Rhythm

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Great athletes oftentimes have their actions described as poetry in motion. A fitting description for emcee Amir Sulaiman’s work might be poetry in rhythm as he’s been creating his own unique brand of Hip-Hop since 1996. He debuted with the a capella album Cornerstore Folklore in 2001, following it up with Dead Man Walking, Broad Daylight and the just released Like A Thief In The Night. He’s appeared on Def Poetry Jam twice, once in 2004 and again in 2005, and was on the Breed Love Odyssey Tour last year with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and K-Naan. This week I caught up with Amir to talk about the development of his style, how his Muslim faith plays a role in his work, and what type of rappers he feels are a waste of time. For the full interview, visit

Oakley Women’s Eyewear Launch Party

Lil Jon, Mos Def, and David Banner were on hand for the Oakley Women’s Eyewear Launch Party on March 28th at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.