Yasiin Bey has announced a new concert to take place in Africa on January 17th, in remembrance of the great Muhammed Ali (the 17th is his birthday). The rapper formerly called Mos Def made the announcement via video today, where he also spits some words for the camera acapella.

The video reveals that on top of a performance live from Africa, Yasiin will release three new records. The concert and releases are part of Yasiin Bey's "The Time Is Always Now" initiative, in conjunction with his "A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH" collective. The event will be live streamed from an undisclosed location, which will be revealed at the end of the performance according to HypeTrack.

This live stream will be the first of many to come, all of which will take place in Africa as part of Bey's "The Time Is Always Now" campaign.

You'll be able to catch Yasiin Bey's live performance from Africa, as well as the three new jams, on January 17th at 5:30 PM EST. Stay tuned for more details, and check out the video announcement below.