Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) visits S.H.A.P.E. Center

A child of hip-hop’s Golden Era, the native Brooklynite and one of hip-hop’s most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium.

In the spirit of the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more conscientious voices of new school hip-hop, alongside the likes of Common, Outkast, Goodie Mob and The Roots, to name just a few.

Deloyd Parker meets with MosDef at the historic SHAPE Community Center in Third Ward, TX (Houston). Photo: Mrs. Blue

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