1. WATCH: Yasiin Bey (a/k/a Mos Def) – “N*ggas In Poorest” Music Video.

    Yasiin Bey – the artist formerly known as Mos Def – drops the official video to his “Niggas In Paris” remake, “Niggas In Poorest.” Though Bey’s take may not have the potential to cause epileptic seizures , it’s got some power behind it nonetheless. Cleverly altered lyrics (“Fake Gucci, my nigga/ Fake Louis, my killa/ Real drugs, my dealer/ Who the fuck is Margiela?”), politically provocative imagery, and a swap out of “Paris”‘s Will Ferrell sound byte with some poignant words from Malcolm X turn the tune’s subject matter on its axis. All that said – and contrary to the inevitably self-righteous “Poorest” >>>> “Paris” peanut gallery commentary – we’re kinda of the opinion these two renditions can and should peacefully co-exist in the world without folks getting their panties all up in a bunch about one’s merits versus the other. Plus, any song that can inspire this really can’t be a bad thing.


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