G.O.O.D. Music‘s Yasiin “Mos Def” Bey is determined to get his music out to the fans. The hip-hop veteran is reportedly releasing a joint effort with fellow musician Ferrari Sheppard as Dec 99th on streaming giant TIDAL.
According to a press release, the project is slated to arrive next week exclusively on TIDAL.
Today, Dec 99th’s yasiin bey (FKA Mos Def) and artist Ferrari Sheppard announced the release of their self-titled debut album, “December 99th” on Friday, December 9th exclusively on TIDAL. The pair spent the last year recording in South Africa co-creating while yasiin awaited his departure from the country. Amidst the madness, they created a cohesive body of work consisting of 9 tracks, the majority of them created at 99 beats per minute. TIDAL members will be able to stream the album atTIDAL.com/DEC99th.
Last summer, Bey and Ferrari teamed up for new music as Dec 99th.
Dec. 99th is a collaboration between Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Ferrari Sheppard. Today, they’ve shared a new song called “Hymn.” You can stream it below via Tidal. It follows previous collaborations as Dec. 99th like “Local Time” and “N.A.W.” The song comes with a statement from Bey: “Condolences to the families of the slain. Never stop pursuing freedom.” (Pitchfork)
Bey is gearing up for retirement and will perform his final shows in January.
In the wake of being permitted to leave South Africa today (Nov. 22) after violating local immigration laws earlier this year, hip-hop legend yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def) has partnered with the Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to present his final U.S. performances. The special engagements will begin with a Dec. 21 show at Harlem, New York’s Apollo. Then bey will head to Washington, D.C. for a Dec. 31-Jan. 2, 2017 New Year’s Eve celebratory run at the Kennedy Center. (Billboard)
Earlier this month, Yasiin finally received permission to leave South Africa after apologizing for using a “world passport.”
The rapper will hop on a flight Tuesday night after getting arrested in January for using a false passport. The Department of Home Affairs tells TMZ … he was granted a valid passport after his mea culpa. We’re told the government’s dropped its charges. It’s not ALL good — we’re told Mos is now on an “undesirable persons” list with the S.A. gov’t. Mos Def’s attorney, Shaheid Schrueder, tells us they’re looking to appeal that status … but they’re waiting until he’s back on U.S. soil. (TMZ)