Mos Def Changing Name

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Rapper/actor Mos Def has announced that he will be changing his moniker at the end of the year. He will no longer go by “Mos Def” and will instead release music under the name “Yasiin.” The Brooklyn native explained that he feels its time for a change.

“I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing it. Yasiin. That’s it,” he revealed. “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 and it’s time to expand and move on.”

“Also, I didn’t want to have to deal with having any moniker or separation between the self that I see and know myself as,” he added.

Article Courtesy of HipHopBlog.com

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