Yasiin Bey announces his retirement from music

For the second time this year, Yasiin Bey has announced his retirement from music – stating in a now deleted Facebook Live: “I’m retiring this year, for real.”

The rapper, formerly known as Mos Def, said he’ll continue to be active in “fashion, textiles, and just art. Whatever I can create that’s beautiful and useful, that’s what I want to do.”

Yasiin, who’s currently stuck in South Africa after being charged with trying to leave the country on a false passport, announced his retirement from “the music recording industry as it is currently assembled today” earlier this year via Kanye West’s website – before releasing a few songs on SoundCloud throughout the year.

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