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Check Out: Yasiin Bey (AFKA Mos Def) reimagines “Niggas In Paris”

on January 16, 2012, 11:55am

yasiin bey poorest Check Out: Yasiin Bey (AFKA Mos Def) reimagines Niggas In Paris

Yasiin Bey (the MC formerly known as Mos Def) is using 2012 for more than just a name change. Just in time for Martin Luther King Day, Bey has announced his Top 40 Underdog series, which will seem him reimagine various Top 40 tracks with all-new, socially conscious freestyles. The first track on the operating table is Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Niggas In Paris”, which Bey has transformed into “Niggas In Poorest”.

One of 2011’s most boastful, bangin’ tracks is now a truly frightening look at modern American culture, from the vanity and depravity of youth to our perpetual sense of economic dread. Bey also demonstrates a new-found level of dementedness, aided in part by some menacing vocal effects, to spin a tale that is the mirror opposite of the original, with loads of dread, a sprinkle of poetic hyperbole, and a heapin’ helping of truth. Check out the track below.

Stay tuned for more tracks from the Top 40 Underdog series as they’re released.

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BNWW
February 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Nothing much can be said about these two who have NO IDEA about empowerment! The parent company behind this song is Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group. The corporate governance are these people: http://www.vivendi.com/vivendi/-Corporate-governance-  Does anyone think they worry about losing control of their business/empire when Black men are running around referring to one another as ni*ga/ers all day/every day? Who’s maintaining power/control? I can tell you it ain’t Jay-Z or Kanye!!

Sim Oddly
January 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

a balance to the force

Anonymous
January 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

good one

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