The first of Yasiin Bey‘s three apparent farewell records has arrived. Dec 99th, a collaborative project that finds journalist Ferrari Sheppard at the helm of the production, was initially intended to be released on December 9th, clocking in it nine tracks long with most BPM rates set at 99. And today, it’s finally here, though you’ll have to be a TIDAL subscriber to hear it in full. For those not riding the wave, the duo has also shared the new “Blade In The Pocket” as a standalone cut for you to get a taste. No word on when the album will be available across all streaming platforms, but for now, you can stream it below as a TIDAL- exclusive.
Also on the way, Yasiin Bey’s long-rumored collaborative project with Mannie Fresh, As Promised, and an entirely different album, Negus In Natural Person, which he has claimed will be debuted tonight at a performance at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater. Tomorrow night, Dec. 99th will make their Tonight Show debut.