Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) has always been an emcee with a wide worldview, and the rapper/actor/activist spoke with Long Born Hip Hop about why he supports the struggle of Palestinians. Bey says that there is a common thread between oppression around the world.
“I think there’s a common struggle,” he explained. “All people are looking for true balance and justice in the world. Local geography is kind of beside the point.”
“You just hear about what’s going on in the world, anyplace else in the world and you say, ‘Hey, it doesn’t have to be that way. It could be better. It could be different. It could be where nobody gets hurt, nobody’s at risk,'” he added.