“Best alliance in Hip-Hop.”
Shot at the one-year anniversary at Fat Beats L.A. circa 1997, the footage shows Mos Def — who was at the time still down with his group, Urban Thermo Dynamics, comprised of brother DCQ and sister CES — rocking the 12″ version of his single “Universal Magnetic” (which also featured the 2DOPE “If You Can Huh You Can Hear” on the B-side).
Later during the show, Flaco Bey brought out Talib Kweli who proceeded to kick a verse which would eventually become “On Mission” and Reflection Eternal’s “African Dream” outro. Shout out to the Beatjunkies who were also in the house.
All this nostalgia makes me hope that Yasiin truly isn’t quitting rap.