To celebrate the release of Dec 99th, his collaborative album with Ferrari Sheppard, Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def held a special concert performance last night at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater.
Yasiin announced his plans to retire earlier this year, with two performances in New York City and three in Washington, DC later this month. The rapper surprised fans by bringing out Slick Rick to perform their hit "Auditorium" off the 2009 album, The Ecstatic. Watch the full show below:
Grammy-nominated rap legend Slick Rick makes a special guest appearance on Miami emcee Dynas’ latest single, “Who U?,” whose video premiered today on Ambroisia4Heads.com. The whimsical, animated clip also features producer Tony Galvin, best known for his work with T.I., Young Jeezy and Snoop Dogg.
Ahead of today’s rollout, Dynas and Galvin released “What Up?,” a dedication to producer J. Dilla. The pair’s collaborative album, Big & Tall, releases next month on AVX Records.
"Who U?" is a mashup of boom-bap and dancehall, toasting to “Rick The Ruler” and Dynas’ Jamaican roots. Its rapped story fits perfectly within Rick’s canon of respected recordings. Beloved for his sense of humor and smooth lyrical flow, the hip-hop pioneer begins this tale at the gym “workin’ off the belly.” Trading conversational verses with Dynas, “rude-bwoy” hijinks ensues as an adventure-filled day progresses.
The last Slick Rick collabo was 2009's "Auditorium," from Mos Def's The Ecstatic album, dubbed "a hip-hop goodwill ambassador tour" by Pitchfork.com.