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Lenny Kravitz Leads Celebrity Charity Single For The Gulf
Look To The Stars - Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def and Tim Robbins have released a charity single to help relief efforts on the Gulf Coast.

Calling themselves the Gulf Aid All-Stars, the supergroup have reworked the classic tune “Ain’t My Fault” to help Gulf Aid, a charity established in response to what has been called one of the biggest oil spills in history just 50 miles off of the Louisiana Coast.

Originally written by Joseph Smokey Johnson and Wardell Joseph Quezergue, the single will raise much needed money for those whose livelihoods have been destroyed by the massive oil spill.

The song is currently available for download from
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Celebrities : Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def, Tim Robbins
Categories : Celebrity Causes, Celebrity News
Posted 6/16/2010 12:06:34 AM | Permalink
Isaiah Washington Focusing on 'Day-to-Day Life'
People Magazine - USA - Isaiah Washington says he's moving on after being fired from Grey's Anatomy.

"In the coming months, all I'm working on right now is trying to focus on day-to-day life and what I'm doing with the foundation, what I'm doing with the family," Washington, 43, told PEOPLE Friday. "It starts at the home."

The actor is chairman of the Gondobay Manga Foundation, which works to improve life in Sierra Leone (the foundation was inspired by Washington's discovery that he is genetically linked to that country's Mende people).

And next month he'll go to Ghana for the African Union Summit, where he and 50 other
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Celebrities : Mos Def, Herbie Hancock, Isaiah Washington, Chris Tucker
Categories : Actor News, TV Actors, Comedian News, TV Personalities, Celebrity News
Posted 6/18/2007 03:06:47 AM | Permalink
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Talib Kweli & Mos Def's Black Star was a question on popular trivia app HQ
Brooklyn Vegan (blog)
Have you heard of the popular iOS/Android game show app HQ Trivia where winners get cash prizes? Business Insider calls it the “hottest app around” and writes: The hottest smartphone app of 2017 is only getting bigger in 2018. More than 1.2 million ...

303 Magazine

Black Star Just Announced an Ogden Show
303 Magazine
Hip-hop fans rejoice, Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli (together known as Black Star) will once again be joining forces for a headlining performance at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, February 10, 2018. 2011 was the last time the duo ...

The Advocate

Rapper Talib Kweli to visit Baton Rouge's Varsity Theatre
The Advocate
A Brooklyn, New York-based MC, Kweli burst onto the scene in the late '90s with rapper Mos Def. In 1998, the duo released "Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star," an old-school, conscious rap record. Kweli's success continued when, in 2000, under the ...


A eulogy for "Mad" Harold Cardwell, jazz drumming legend
It's no surprise that Recorded Live has been sampled multiple times on tracks by rappers like Mos Def and Denmark Vesey. The beloved underground producer Madlib even created an eight-minute tribute to Wooden Glass titled “6 Variations Of In The Rain ...

The New Yorker

The World of Music Stardom, Through the Eyes of the Photographer B+
The New Yorker
Brian Cross's “Ghostnotes” is small for a photo book, about the size of a modest stack of seven-inch singles. Since the mid-nineties, Brian Cross, better known as B+, has been well known among people who scrutinize hip-hop album sleeves and music ...


The 10 Greatest Lyricists in Hip-Hop
Maybe his best moment on record came from his 1998 collaboration with Mos Def, Black Star, and his overtly passionate warning to his detractors: "It's a Small Wonder, like Vicki, why I'm picky / These n---s suck like hickies / And still get the shit ...

Music Week

Patrick Moxey relaunches hip-hop label Payday for its 25th anniversary
Music Week
As revealed exclusively in this week's edition of Music Week, Ultra Music founder and hip-hop pioneer Patrick Moxey has relaunched the Payday record label. The relaunch coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the label, which helped launch the careers ...

In Historical Lyon, This Emerging Neighborhood Is the Future of France
It also plays host to pop-up events and live shows from artists like Mos Def and Nick Cave. Future plans, according to Aouizerate, include adding an infinity pool this summer and an after-hours spot for locals and visitors to mingle into the early ...
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