Yasiin Bey's 'The New Danger' Goes Gold...13 Years After it's Released
Yasiin Bey’s polarizing sophomore LP, The New Danger, has just been certified gold…13 years after the album was released.
According to Forbes, The New Danger officially earned its gold certification this week, meaning that the LP passed the 500,000 units sold mark in album sales and sales equivalents (aka streaming.)
This is the second Yasiin Bey (or Mos Def) album to be certified gold in the United States. His 1999 debut Black on Both Sides was certified gold in 2000.
While most people viewed that debut as a classic, the more experimental The New Danger got mixed reviews upon its release, despite the fact that “Sex, Love & Money” got a Grammy nomination that year.
Yasiin will be going on tour this fall. Scroll down to see the tour dates.
Aug 31 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Sep 02 @ Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Sep 09 @ Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Sep 13 @ Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Sep 21 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Sep 28 @ L’Olympia – Montreal, Canada
Sep 29 @ Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct 01 @ The Novo by Microsoft – Los Angeles, CA