Well, well. Talib Kweli came through with a new single this morning, "Fuck The Money," which serves as the title track off his forthcoming free album. Now, we also have a new record from his former counterpart, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def. Happy Friday to you.
On "Basquiat Ghostwriter," Yasiin raps over abstract and trippy production, using inspiration from Basquiat's paintings for the content of his lyrics. He aims to provide a commentary on our current social issues, backing the record up with this note:
Love and respect to the Basquiat family and Mr. W.F. Flame. Let us be reminded of Sandra bland, [Ferguson], Baltimore, and all the injustice of the world, as well as the beauty. Respect to the family of Sean Price and Brooklyn, from which I and Jean-Michel are from. Eternal love to my city. God bless the soul and keeping living, even when we die, we wont stay dead.