Black Entertainment : What in the world happened to the artist formerly known as Mos Def?

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  1. Liberty

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    This week, Yasiin Bey, the 42-year-old artist formerly known as Mos Def, shockingly announced that he was retiring from music and acting. The strange message, a freestyle rap via cell phone that was posted on the website of longtime friend Kanye West, has prompted many hip-hop fans to ask: “What the hell happened to Mos Def?”

    To try and answer that question, we have assembled a little three-part timeline of Mos Def’s odd transformation, allowing you to follow the talented artist through what has been an enigmatic multi-year period.

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    http://www.digitaltrends.com/music/what-happened-to-mos-def-retirement/

    What in the world happened to the artist formerly known as Mos Def?

    Yasiin Bey, FKA Mos Def, has been making internation headlines recently for a South African arrest and retirement from music and film: What happened?
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    Al D We become that which we repeatedly do.. PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe the brother is about to embark on a pilgrimage or a spiritual journey of self maybe even universal enlightenment. Maybe he just wants to get away from all the B.S. Who knows, he's Mos Def entitled.
     
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    He's been a part of the production of
    some videos critical of the western
    nations in general
    and the United States in particular
    ...

    Last I read he's also been barred from returning to this nation...

    fyi
     
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    Exactly. I think this is what happened. There is probably more than we know, but I think this is what it's about. When he tried to return to the US to do his tour a few years ago, he was surprised to find that he was barred from the country and was never given an explanation. Many people have criticized these practices so I am wondering what made Mos Def's criticism different. I never cared for Hip Hop, you know, but he was one that I really liked.

     
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    I was hoping him and Talib Kweili would come back together and make another album.
     
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    Man, this is powerful;My hat is off to this brother but more so for the number of detainees who undergo this horrific experience every day, twice a day.. And we are supposed to be the representatives of a humane society. What hypocrisy.. I will Mos Def share this video.....
     
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    What are the facts since the video doesn't answer my questions. ...
     
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    Candidly I believe his era of hip hop ended awhile back. poster...
     
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    He did say he just finished his last album, it should be quite interesting.

    *smile*
     
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    Did you guys listen to Sound Cloud n the link? He kept repeating himself. "No more parties in S.A." and, "I fear no one". He sounded scared to me. It sounded like a cry for help!
     
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