Video: Yasiin Bey "Sunshine Screwface" [prod. J Dilla] + "Quiet Dog" Live In Paris
After hitting us with footage of Yasiin Bey getting raw on “N**gas in Poorest,” human camera Mr. Mass lets off another bombshell from Bey’s session at Radio Nova in Paris: a proper performance–including rewinds and soundclash ad-libs (“oh gosh / everyt’ing squash / lick aff a man eyelash / car crash…exclusive!) from Bey–of the J Dilla-produced track “Sunshine Screwface” that my colleague Shamz posted when Yasiin debuted it at SOBs here in NYC last fall. We get a much better listen in the radio studio setting, of course, and up close and personal the track is revealed to be the monster that you would expect a Dilla/Mighty Mos collaboration to be, a wicked beat answering to dangerous horns.
But before you can even digest that, there’s more! Check the freestyle on the 2009 track “Quiet Dog (Bite Hard)” below, over the ever-fresh DJ Preservation cutting up what sounds like the beginning of Can‘s “Vitamin C“–or maybe a remake or similar groove? Let the dissection begin!