Earlier this month, Yasiin Bey made headlines for challenging any rapper to a battle rap, which he has since elaborated on and “backed down” from (kinda) after Lupe & King Los came to the forefront on social media. Since then, he’s released a track called “Basquiet Ghostwriter” a couple weeks ago and now tonight he’s back under his old moniker Mos Def with another one called “Sensei On The Block.”
Collaborating with producer Ski Beatz, Mos delivers a thought-provoking record that finds him showcasing his insane lyricism and slick wordplay. Old fans of Mos Def will definitely appreciate this one. Hopefully there’s more on the way.
Take a close listen. (Track available on iTunes)
Cool frames don’t qualify sunblock
The coolest shades aint never made the sun stop
Some hot, some not
Some never chase the sun spot black like gorgeous