Yasiin Bey is making the best of his situation.
Just weeks after it was reported that Bey, who has been living in South Africa since 2013, was barred from boarding a U.S.-bound flight, The Source reports that the rapper has been tapped to serve as creative director for South African-based clothing company Unknown Union.
“I feel honored to work with individuals equally passionate about discovering and responding to the knowledge and wisdom conveyed through art, culture and the living traditions of generations past and present,” Unknown Union CEO and founder Jason Storey said in a statement on the website. “We’ve definitely embarked upon an inspiring venture, and we look forward to sharing what we learn along the way.”
Bey’s new position also comes just weeks after he announced, via a freestyle rap on Kanye West’s website, that he would be retiring from music.
The music world’s loss is the fashion world’s gain!