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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Drops New Cape Town-Recorded Track, 'Dec 99th - N.A.W.'

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) shares new track, 'Dec 99th - N.A.W.', produced by Ferrari Sheppard and recorded in Cape Town on May 5, 2016.

Source: A Country Called Earth
Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) took to Soundcloud on Wednesday to apologize to his Scandinavian fans for missing shows in Sweden and Denmark this week. The message was recorded in Cape Town, where the rapper and actor was arrested in January after he attempted to leave South Africa using a “world passport.” Though Bey’s out on bail, he’s unable to leave the country as he awaits a hearing on May 12.

Early Friday morning a new track titled “Dec. 99th – N.A.W.” appeared on Bey and Ferrari Sheppard‘s A Country Called Earth platform. According to ACCE, the song was recorded Thursday at D Planet Studios in Cape Town. Sheppard is actually the song’s producer (his production debut), and the N.A.W. presumably stands for needs and wants. “Fuck what you like, needs and wants, you got needs and wants / needs and wants” Bey sings over Sheppard’s droning production. “I hope you got what you need and that you need what you waaaaaant” the rapper continues to chant.

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