Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement

Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has had quite the tumultuous 2016 (haven’t we all?). All year long the Brooklyn hip-hop legend, outspoken political activist and silver-screen actor has been caught up in legal troubles. He tried to travel out of South Africa under a fraudulent “World Passport” document , and as a result, he and his family were detained in January. (He’s now on the country’s “undesirables” list, apparently unwelcome to return…) Whether his legal troubles had anything to do with it or not, they coincided pretty closely with the rapper’s announcement that he would be … Continue reading Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement

Hip Hop Legend Phife Dawg to get Street named in his honor

The street named after the late Phife Dawg will officially be unveiled in November. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled to take place on Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. in St. Albans, Queens. Linden Boulevard at 192nd Street is the location where Phife Dawg will be immortalized. The spot holds a specific significance as it is where Phife met Q-Tip. A Tribe Called Quest would famously reference Linden Boulevard in their classic single “Check the Rhime.” “The thought of having Linden Boulevard at 192, renamed to Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor is indescribable,” Phife’s wife Deisha Head Taylor said in a statement. … Continue reading Hip Hop Legend Phife Dawg to get Street named in his honor