UPDATE: Here’s the new video.
No rap circuses. A Country Called Earth. Free the land. Love and respect to the Basquiat family and Mr. W.F. Flame. Let us be reminded of Sandra bland, Fegurson, Baltimore, and all the injustice of the world, as well as the beauty. Respect to the family of Sean Price and Brooklyn, from which I and Jean-Michel are from. Eternal love to my city. God bless the soul and keeping living, even when we die, we wont stay dead.Lyrics by Yasiin Bey, Music by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s band Gray, off of their album Shades Of, originally recorded between 1979-1981. Lyrics taken from Jean-Michel’s paintings, graffiti and notebook sketches. Make peace and be grateful. L T P F J
– Yasiin Bey
There you have it from Yasiin himself as he makes headlines for the art once again after his open rap battle challenge wasn’t really for real last week. This should make you forget about Mos vs. Lupe as “Basquiat Ghostwriter” comes from a good platform and is as engaging musically as it is deep, lyrically. Listen for yourself: