Medina Green, comprised of brothers Mos Def and DCQ (aka Jashiya Illson), and cousin Magnetic (aka Kash/Ru), along with Lord Ato and Jah Born, are out with the video to their new single ‘Yo Yo Yo’, from the mixtape ‘Funky Fresh In The Flesh & More Mixtape Vol. 2’. Watch it online below.
I thought I’d never see the day that I’d begin to turn a deaf ear to Hip-Hop! Our Mainstream artists have lost the music’s inspiration and purpose to degrade women, sell drugs, murder, pimp, and steal through music. I can’t even listen to 90% of hip hop records being played on the Radio anymore, I have a 9 year old daughter and it’s embarrassing for me as an African American man to listen to what’s being played. Where are the true and genuine hip hop artists, has MTV and BET influenced our youth so much that we as a people have no power on the direction of our music? Maybe I’m getting old, maybe it’s more about the money than the music, I just know at one point in my life I would have defended hip hop until my dying breath. You would look like a complete fool attempting to defend the majority of artists out today. It’s shameful that this music will influence an entire generation of children to aspire for nothing more than a necklace, rims, sex, drugs, and Machismo! I seriously doubt I’ll be a fan of rap music for much longer! I’ll continue to support the Talib’s, Kanye’s, Mos Def’s, Dead Prez etc. I’m at a cross roads with music I once loved and I’m not sure how to get that love back!
T.I., Biz Markie, Mos Def, and Queen Latifah were on hand for The House of Courvoisier Hosts Trace Magazine Fashion Outsiders Issue on September 14th at Sky Studios in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Mos Def, Wyclef Jean, and Foxy Brown attended the Chris ‘The Iceman’ Aire showcase new collection show during Olympus Fashion Week at The New York Public Library on September 13th in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
San Francisco Bay View’s JR caught up with Mos Def for a Q&A where the rapper revealed his favorite hip hop album was De La Soul’s ‘The Grind Date’. “The greatest Hip Hop album ever … ever … ever,” he said. “Classic forever. The greatest Hip Hop album ever recorded. When it was recorded, they were coming up on almost 20 years in Hip Hop, where people come and go like nothing … and surviving all of these trends? It’s amazing. It’s triumphant. These brothas really care about us as people; they care about Black people.”
Mos Def was photographed ohn the set of his new film ’16 Blocks’ in Chinatown, New York City on July 7th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson of The Roots, MF Doom, De La Soul, and Mos Def were on hand for ‘Save the Rhinos’, a benefit concert organized by Marc Echo, founder of rhino brand of apparel to support the World’s dwindling rhino population, held at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield in New York City on Tuesday (June 28). Check out pictures from GettyImages.