Yasiin Bey Drops A Brilliant New Verse On Golden Rules' "Never Die"
Given how prone Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) is to seclusion, today is a red letter day. The Brooklyn MC has lent his rhyming talents to the latest single from UK duo Golden Rules, a groovy number based upon lush organic instrumentation entitled "Never Die." The cut premiered over at Complex, which dutifully noted that the cut will be featured on Golden Rules' upcoming LP Golden Ticket, which drops August 7th. Comprised of London producer Paul White and MC Eric Biddines, the group shows a great degree of promise--especially on "Never Die," providing the mighty Mos with more than enough competition and driving him to stay on his game. Listen to the new single below and, for good measure, follow along with Mr. Bey's transcribed lyrics below.
Golden Ticket Tracklist:
Auntie Pearl’s House
The Let Down
Down South Boogie
Never Die ft Yasiin Bey
Making A Move
Play Some Luther
The Golden Ticket
Yasiin Bey's verse:
they say the chief of the tribe took a handsome bribe
now his face is everywhere but he's hard to find
super prime, on the grind, in the modern times
gains from the game in exchange for a sober mind
and young’un you can hug the block, but it won't hug back
until it do, and it squeeze and your spine go snap
like feet chasing paper then his lungs just collapse
ain't no freedom at the trap, it’s as simple as that
pay a hater no mind, because that don't matter
why whip slaves when you can just kill master?
slaves getting brave to guard masters’ interests.
they too shall feel it once we snap the clip in
so no threats only oaths, get well or catch hell
shop open get dosed, medina hours baby, we never close
and how ever the banks go this balance don't broke