All eyes are on Yasiin Bey this week as the artist formerly known as Mos Def readies his grand exit from the bidness. But just before we wave goodbye to the as-of-late reclusive great, he’s graced us with some newness during a recent performance at Boiler Room‘s Saul Williams-presented In Appreciation of Lyricism event at Art Basel this past weekend, where he performed a breezy new cut, which we can only assume will be on one his three new albums on the way (promising to perform them at his rapidly approaching final shows at the Kennedy Center and The Apollo Theater.)
Scroll over to about five hours and twenty minutes in to get straight to the goods. This Friday, Bey and Ferrari Sheppard drop their debut album as Dec. 99th as a TIDAL exclusive. But according to a recent interview in Miami (captured the night before this performance took place,) the long-rumored Mannie Fresh-produced album, As Promised, and another album, Negus in Natural Person, are also on the way, though no date has been announced for their release just yet. For now, this’ll do just fine.
Voodoo & Old Donuts.