[Update] What Happened To The Artist Formerly Known As Mos Def? | mos def – Pickpeup

mos def: นี่คือโพสต์ที่เกี่ยวข้องกับหัวข้อนี้

what happened to mos def retirementThis 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.

2011-12: The name change

The most culturally-understood of Bey’s actions in the past five years, or at least the action with seemingly the most logical train of thought, was his decision to change his name.

In late 2011, the well-known musician publicly announced plans to legally change his name to Yasiin Bey, a name which he planned to adapt for recordings and live performances as well as the silver screen. What seemed to many to be an odd decision for a well-established artist was — according an interview with the musician in GQ — a reaction to “fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person.”

For the public this was big news, but for Bey it seems it was little more than an effort to humanize himself. Bey claims to have used the name Yasiin privately among friends and family since 1999, and the revelation that he was a Muslim or would pick a Muslim name was not a particularly new one; His father was a former Nation of Islam member, he had declared his faith openly at the age of 19, and referenced it on many recordings.

In addition, Bey said in a 2011 interview with MTV2 that he would not be offended if people called him Mos Def in the future because he had spent years cultivating his musical persona.

2013-2014: The move to South Africa, first immigration issues

Just two years later, another personal choice would make international headlines as Bey, feeling increasingly disillusioned with the United States, decided to move himself and his family to Capetown, South Africa in May of 2013.

“For a guy like me to leave America, things gotta be not so good with America.”

an interview at the time, the rapper was pretty vague on his reasons for leaving the U.S., but hinted at overall disillusionment with his home country, saying, “For a guy like me, with five or six generations from the same town in America, to leave America, things gotta be not so good with America.” That said, he wasn’t totally willing to throw America under the bus, adding, “There are some beautiful places in America. I love Brooklyn. New York City needs to thank Brooklyn every day just for existing. That’s how I feel about it. It was a hard thing to leave home. But I’m glad I did.”

See also  [Update] New York Buses | greyhound jamestown ny - Pickpeup

A decision to immigrate to somewhere so far from his longtime musical home, Brooklyn, and to distance himself from the Hollywood universe on which he had built his film career seemed interesting and simple enough at the time, but it also may have been a bit short-sighted.

That’s because Bey moved to South Africa on a visitors permit, which he overstayed. As a result of the culminating legal issues, he was forced to cancel a U.S. tour, including a show at the Together Music Festival in Boston in 2014, due to what his camp publicly called “Immigration/legal issues.” The music festival then reiterated this fact, saying, “Unfortunately we don’t have any more information than the tour being cancelled due to visa issues.”

2016: More border Issues, the Kanye West freestyle, and retirement

All of Bey’s immigration woes came to a head on Thursday, January 14 of this year, when he was arrested at the Cape Town International airport while attempting to leave the country and charged with violation of local immigration laws. Both Bey and his family lacked proper permits to be in the country. Following his arrest, a South African court ruled that Bey had 14 days to leave South Africa and, though he does have the ability to appeal for leniency, the rapper/actor could be banned from the nation for up to five years.

“I’m releasing my final album this year and that’s that.”

the World Service Authority. World passports are not widely accepted immigration documents, mostly because anyone can get one with a notarized document and a small fee — $45 for a three-year document, and $75 for a five year. The vast majority of countries and regions do not officially recognize the document, including the United States, European Union, Japan, Russia, and Canada.

Representatives for Bey say that though the document is not recognized by most countries, it had previously been recognized by South Africa. “He considers himself a world citizen,” they said in an interview with Okay Africa.

On January 20, six days after his arrest, Bey released a 10.5 minute audio recording on Kanye West’s website titled A Message From Yasiin Bey. The message begins with the lyrics, “No more parties in S.A.,” a freestyle riff on West’s recently-released track No More Parties In L.A., and is followed by a few minutes of free-form rhyming, before ending with the statement that Bey will be retiring from music and film “effective immediately.”

See also  [NEW] MBA智库百科 | 绩效 - Pickpeup

“Where I live is my choice,” Bey says in the recording. Now out on bail, the musician has been ordered to appear in court on March 8, and his family has been ordered to leave South Africa by January 28.

In a confusing turn of events that gets even weirder with his retirement announcement, Bey announced a final album which will be released later this year. “I’m releasing my final album this year and that’s that,” he said.

“Peace to all. Fear of none.”

We’ll continue following this odd turn of events piloted by one of hip-hop’s brightest talents, so stay tuned.

Editors’ Recommendations


Slick Rick ft. OutKast – Street Talkin’ (Official Video)


Music video by Slick Rick performing Street Talkin’. (C) 1999 The Island Def Jam Music Group
SlickRick StreetTalkin Vevo

นอกจากการดูบทความนี้แล้ว คุณยังสามารถดูข้อมูลที่เป็นประโยชน์อื่นๆ อีกมากมายที่เราให้ไว้ที่นี่: ดูเพิ่มเติม

Slick Rick ft. OutKast - Street Talkin' (Official Video)

Massive Attack feat. Mos Def – I Against I


Iya,
I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
my images reflect in the enemies eye,
and his images reflect in mine the same time,
Iya, Iya,
I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
Right here is where the end gon’ start at,
conflict, contact ‘n’ combat,
fighters stand where the land is marked at,
settle the dispute about who the livest,
3 word answer,
Whoever survive this,
only one of us can ride forever,
so you and I cant ride together,
can’t live or cant die together,
all we can do is collide together,
so I skillfully apply the pressure,
won’t stop until I’m forever… one!
A door step where death never come,
spread across time til my time never done,
and I’m never done,
walk tall, why ever run?
when they move if I ever come?
bad man never fret the war, tell’em come
general we have the stock, the mad fire burn
Iya,
I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
my images reflect in the enemies eye,
and his images reflect in mine the same time,
Iya, Iya,
I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
survive (x16)
Reign supreme in your UNI,
VERSE with the sharpness,
narrow row building no space for partners,
no space for drivers, no space for walkers,
no space regardless,
your on my path then get off it,
hardheaded and unresponsive,
get they lives put on target with harshness,
come with the canons sparkin’ they darken,
who am i? one man squadron,
Ma stir the fire this time that’d snatch your tomorrow,
the thousand yard spear that’ll pierce through your armor,
you can get it on right now if you want to,
but when ya front 9 get marched through,
I warned you,
You know who forever belong to,
Iya, Iya
I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
my images reflect in the enemies eye,
and his images reflect in mine the same time,
Iya, Iya,
I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
my images reflect in the enemies eye,
and his images reflect in mine, survive
survive (x16)

See also  [NEW] Psychology Internship & Fellowship | psychology internships new york - Pickpeup

Massive Attack feat. Mos Def - I Against I

Celebrities React To Dave Chappelle Being Canceled


Celebrities React To Dave Chappelle Being Canceled
Dave Chappelle has been back in the spotlight for a while now after he returned from his \”comedy hiatus\”. But while many have been more than happy with his output over the last few years, including doing Saturday Night Live a few times and having a big set with Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and others, his controversial nature hasn’t gone away in the worst ways. Because in his latest Netflix comedy special, he went to town on a certain group of people and those people aren’t happy at all. We’ll break it down for you. Be sure to like the video and subscribe to the channel!
Click HERE To Enter The GIVEAWAY! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbiT0LUIbQj6CQScvWHJeKQ?sub_confirmation=1
And there you have it, everyone! A look at what Dave Chappelle said, why it matters, and why so many people are coming after him now. Were you personally shocked at what Dave Chappelle said? Do you think that it’s very fair that this many people are going after him? Or do you feel that this is being \”overblown\”? Let us know in the comments below, be sure to subscribe and we’ll see you next time on the channel!
You are not required to comment to win the giveaway distributed in the video. It is ONLY a recommendation. You must have a twitter under the same username of youtube in order to qualify to get in contact with you. For more information on giveaways refer to youtube’s contest policies:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1620498?hl=e

Celebrities React To Dave Chappelle Being Canceled

Mos Def – Kalifornia


Mos Def Kalifornia\r
from\r
The Biker Boyz Soundtrack\r
\r
Enjoy.

Mos Def - Kalifornia

Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) | Live Performance | V1 Festival 2017


Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) | Live Performance | V1 Festival 2017

นอกจากการดูบทความนี้แล้ว คุณยังสามารถดูข้อมูลที่เป็นประโยชน์อื่นๆ อีกมากมายที่เราให้ไว้ที่นี่: ดูวิธีอื่นๆMusic of Turkey

ขอบคุณที่รับชมกระทู้ครับ mos def

Leave a Comment