In honor of MLK Day (?), Yasiin Bey FKA Mos Def went a little Malik el-Shabazz on this “N**gas in Paris” freestyle, with amazing results. I just got back from a supposedly “Third World” nation to the still Third World (but much colder) U.S.S.A. only to find that world is still crazy and the heat is out in my Brooklyn icebox–this song is nicely summing up the whole situation. Hell of a New Year’s message but somebody had to say it–and there is good news, of a sort. This refix is the first of a 40-part series of mixtape-style tracks called Top 40 Underdog so stay tuned for more tuff love from Mr. Bey. Listen/download below.
spotted at SC