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Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) transforms “N*ggas In Paris” into “N*ggas In Poorest” | New Music

January 16th, 2012 | by Verse

Wow…this is all types of Cray. Out of seemingly nowhere this brand new freestyle from Yasiin Bey formerly known as the mighty Mos Def has found it’s way online. Taking on JAY Z & Kanye West‘s “N*ggas In Paris” beat produced by Hit-Boy from Watch The Throne Yasiin delivers some real talk in the form of “N*ggas In Poorest” to celebrate Martin Luther King day. Listen and download after the jump.

Listen To: Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) – “N*ggas In Poorest”

Have to salute Yasiin on this! “N*ggas In Poorest” is the first cut from Yasiin’s Top 40 Underdog series which will see the rapper take on top 40 tracks and giving them the Yasiin Bey treatment. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  1. […] my Dick‘ refrains that have been the epitome of hip-hop anger and ire in the past. The track leaked a few weeks ago but there’s now a video genuinely sticking the finger; Yasiin has certainly laid his cards […]

  2. […] stamps and Margiela, I appreciate Yasiin touching on blue-collar, 99% issues.  According to Soul Culture, this cut is off an upcoming mixtape Top 40 Underdog, where the emcee does his thing over top 40 […]

  3. […] in Poorest” is available for free download via Soul Culture. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Do you have a news tip for SSG Music? Please e-mail […]

  4. […] Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has used the celebration of Martin Luther King Day as the launching pad for his Top 40 Underdog series in which he freestyle raps over and reimagines Top 40 tracks in a more socially conscious and politically relevant manner. The first Top 40 track that Bey has undertaken is Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s hit “Niggas In Paris” from their collaborative album Watch The Throne. You can listen to the drastically reimagined Yasiin Bey cut below, courtesy of Soul Culture. […]