Yasiin Bey Announces Two New Albums During Appearance At Art Basel

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Mos Def made a huge announcement at Art Basel in Miami on Saturday (Dec. 3). Making his first public appearance in the states since the passport drama in South Africa, the Brooklyn-born MC announced that he’s dropping two new albums which includes a project with Mannie Fresh.

The new albums titled, Negus In Natural Person and As Promised (the project with Fresh) will be debuted later in the month.

“I will be premiering my new album[s] at the Apollo Theater Dec. 20 and Dec. 21,” revealed the artists formerly known as Mos Def before playing two “special” new songs.

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The new projects along with the forthcoming Dec. 99th album brings Bey’s running total to three albums before he retires from rap all together.

According to Okayplayer, friend and collaborator, Ferrari Sheppard, confirmed Bey’s Apollo performance news and revealed that both albums are “complete,” although there is no release date.

Check below for video of Bey and his new music.


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