stream: new yasiin bey (mos def) track ‘bey’

May 22, 2012

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) revealed a really clever new track via It was released as a tribute to Notorious B.I.G.’s and Malcom X’s birthdays, and consists of Bey’s take on Lil’ Wayne’s ‘John’. It’s the second track off his ‘Top 40 Underdog’ project (the first one being ‘N****s In Poorest’): “The tradition, taking someone’s song and making your version of out of it, is not new to hip-hop,” he told Hypebeast. “It will deal with a range of various subjects, covering socially conscious and political themes since it is a staple in my life and an expression of who I am.”
Stream ‘Bey’ below.