Mos Def 'N--gas in Poorest'The artist former known as Mos Def is back at it again.

Yesterday, I watched the Mighty Mos Def’s Yasiin Bey’s video ‘N–gas in Poorest’ and found myself nodding my head in agreement. Bey remixes his buddies’ Kanye West and Jay-Z’s hit, “N–gas in Paris” and adds his own more conscious, thought-provoking tone.

The video uses clips of Malcolm X speaking and implores hip hop heads to take a look at the hypocrisy within the culture. While many of its fans are poor and struggling, many of hip hop’s stars celebrates hyper-materialism. In the song, Yasiin also takes on issues such as drug use, health care, and diet.

While this isn’t the first time Yasiin has remixed a popular song to send a much-needed message (he flipped Jay-Z’s ‘The Takeover’ and called it ‘The Rape Over’), it’ll be interesting to see how his hip hop brethren respond to this one.

But as I posted on my Facebook page yesterday, Mos be making a sista want to start a riot.

Listen to Yassiin Bey’s ‘N–gas in Poorest’ and let us know what you think! 


  1. This was really needed and was DOPE!!!!!!!!!!! he touch on everything that needed to be spoke upon. NICE!!!!!!!!

  2. Shar Qaan

    Posting from the E.R. (3rd degree burns from melted headphones)

  3. Ubuntu

    Love me some MOS DEF!!

    His message is 99% correct other then the last line JESUS IS IN CONTROL!

  4. allah? when did he turn muslim? interesting.

    I’m repping for Jesus though.

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