I’ve heard quite a few rappers & even a few amateurs on YouTube attempting to freestyle over Kanye & Jay-Z’s “Niggas in Paris” track, but Yasiin Bey( formerly known as Mos Def) is the only rapper I’ve seen to attack the beat with some socioeconomically conscious rhymes.
Whenever there is call for a dosage of truth, hand Yasiin Bey a mic, let him drop some raw socially conscious rhymes, and then call it a day. Dropping some hardcore knowledge and using a Malcolm X sample is exactly what Yasiin does on his “Niggas In Poorest” freestyle.
Now some of you might have already hard Yasiin’s freestyle, but the video was just released yesterday. It’s nice to have some visuals to accompany some hard hitting rhymes that will inspire you begin thinking even more socioeconomically-minded.
Check out the video below. It’s a mixture of Yasiin Bey in the studio spitting bars, and edited footage of Saddam Hussein’s trial, a speech from the Malcolm X, the arrest of Bernie Madoff and a scene from Pootie Tang. Very interesting….
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