Audio: Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) "N**gas in Poorest"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

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.

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