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Yasiin Bey- “Niggas in Poorest”

February 25, 2012

Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, has released a video for his take on Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Niggas in Paris” Although I fell in love with Watch The Throne last year, one of my biggest criticisms was how inappropriate it was for the duo to boast about their wealth on the whole album, while so many of their fans are struggling in this current recession. Yasiin holds a magnifying  glass over that exact problem and re-interpret it in a way that is more in-line with the reality that we live in today.

 

 

In comparison, here is Jay-Z & Kanye West’s original version:

 

Jay-Z & Kanye West- “Niggas in Paris”

 

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