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Yasiin Bey performs “The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark” in Chicago (prod. Kanye West) [Video]

March 26th, 2013 | by Nura Abdela
Yasiin Bey performs “The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark” in Chicago (prod. Kanye West) [Video]
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When you get to legendary status like Yasiin Bey has, your album songs aren’t necessarily the only good material you have, as some of what you didn’t even deem right to make the final cut on your LP could actually still be better than a lot of what’s out there – and that’s exactly what Chicago got to hear when the rapper formerly known as Mos Def performed “The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark.”

The song is produced by his G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West and was originally supposed to be on Yasiin’s 2006 release True Magic but didn’t quite make it. Years later, the song still sounds great as he performs it in Kanye’s hometown of Chicago at The Shrine before taking part in a short, backstage interview.

Watch the live performance below.