Formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey has rolled in with a remix video of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s“N*****s In Paris,” ‘N****s In Poorest.”
The track, off Bey’s Top 40 Underdog series, hit last month and the video dropped on Tuesday in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of Malcolm X’s death. In addition to featuring a moving Malcolm X speech clip, Bey highlights the socioeconomic crisis with political visuals and lyrics like “Poor So Hard” and “Ever winter landlord f****in’ with my heat again.”
Hearing this song at this moment vibes with me, because my generation is fighting to have “Paradise” here on earth. We Are The 99%, #Occupy Chicago; #Occupy Wallstreet; #Occupy Together and we will create our own paradise.