ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Some musicians come along at a time when you least expect it and just drop knowledge. In 1999, a young rapper took hold of the music scene elevating an art form based on grit and street cred with his debut solo effort called, “Black on Both Sides”. His name was Mos Def. The moniker was a street nickname given to him in his early days that he embraced.
“Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years, it’s a name that the streets taught me, a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment, and I feel I’ve done quite a bit with that name. but it’s time to expand and move on,” Yasiin Bey said on his official Facebook page.
Today, he is Yasiin Bey and is known as much for his critical view…
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