It’s the beginning of the end.
At the top of 2016 Yasiin Bey announced that he will retire from acting in movies and releasing music following his (since-dropped) legal troubles in South Africa. Following the announcement of his final performances in the States, the former Mos Def revealed that he will drop at least three albums: Negus In Natural Person, As Promised — a collaborative effort with Mannie Fresh — and December 99th, a collaborative effort with Ferrari Sheppard.
After a brief delay (it was originally supposed to arrive on December 9th), December 99th has now arrived. Produced in its entirety by Sheppard, the 10-track effort is supported by its three singles “Local Time,” “Tall Sleeves” and “Seaside Panic Room.”
Available via TIDAL, the entire album can be heard below.
For members and non-members alike, “Blade In The pocket” can be heard in its entirety down bottom.