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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Enters…Fashion

Hip-hop may be losing the rhymes and intricate lyricism of Yasiin Bey, f.k.a. Mos Def, but the fashion world has gained a vibrant creative.

The social activist and common Talib Kweli collaborator has been named the creative director of Unknown Union, a South African clothing brand.

As the brand is revamping and introducing its The Original Royals Collection, Yasiin will oversee new design concepts and collaborations.

In January, Bey made the heartbreaking announcement that he would be leaving the music industry and Hollywood. The audio message came after the now South-African resident, experienced controversy over his passport, when trying to return to the U.S.

We may be losing him in music, but at least his art and creative vision will still illuminate through his latest venture.