Happy Born Day Tribute to Muhammad Ali by Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def!
Yasiin Bey has been in touch with Nation19 and confirmed that they will be broadcasting live from somewhere in Africa, a performance of exclusive original material in honor of Muhammad Ali’s Birthday today Friday, January 17th, 2014. “The Time is Always Now”
Yasiin Bey shouts out his predecessors and promises exclusives in the LIVE FROM AFRICA trailer, ahead of 3 new joints slated to drop Today January 17th. Bey delivers the trailer dotted with nods to a host of influences, including the Black Panther Party andMuhammad Ali, whose birthday coincides with the release date of the tracks inspired by his remarkable story. The project includes three new exclusive tracks live from Africa, though the exact location of Bey’s return to the mic remains a mystery for the time being. The trailer does offer a bit of an explanation for Bey’s increased presence on the continent as of late. Aside from allowing folks curious about his whereabouts to connect the dots, it also offers something for Bey’s audience to look forward to. Check the link below to view the trailer.