Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with legendary rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and one of Kweli’s closest friends:

Black Dante, Flaco, El-Bey the Moor, Mighty Mos Def…


The most anticipated episode of People’s Party has finally arrived…Here’s what you’ll hear:

  • Yasiin and Talib’s first meeting in New York’s Washington Square Park
  • Dedicating one of his most iconic songs to his mother
  • Forming his first group UTD in 1994 with his brother DCQ and close friend Ces
  • What the vibe was like during the making of Black Star’s first album
  • The groups Bey listened to growing up that had the most impact on him
  • Yasiin’s process of coming to the decision of his move to South Africa
  • The inspirations for his 2004 rock-infused album ‘The New Danger’
  • The moment that he decided to change his name from Mos Def to Yasiin Bey
  • Balancing his spiritual side with rap stardom
  • Men connecting with each other and issues of mental health
  • A strong statement to those pressuring the release of ‘Black Star II’
  • Yasiin’s acting career and the roles he enjoyed the most
  • Discussion of Bey’s endeavors in the world of art
  • Dave Chappelle’s ‘Kindness Conspiracy’
  • Doing the ‘The Midnight Miracle’ podcast with Talib and Dave Chappelle
  • Admission of Bey’s rejoicing in the wake of Kweli’s “eviction” from Twitter

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