Mos Def “N-ggas in Paris” Remix “N-ggas in Poorest”

Niggas in Poorest“Doctors say I’m the illest, I ain’t got no insurance, it’s them n-ggas in poorest, be them rebel guerillas”.  N-ggas In Poorest

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, may stir up some controversy with his new single “N-ggas in Poorest” which takes on the materialism of “N-ggas in Paris”.  The single corresponds with the recent birthday of Malcolm X and even features a snippet of the activist speaking in place of the Will Farrell interlude. Yasiin goes on to rap about the economic reality of the average Black person and ends the song with the refrain “Don’t get caught-up in no throne, these devils out here lying, acting like the people ain’t dying, silver and gold ain’t never saved a soul…Allah in Control”, a vastly different message from Kanye & Jay-Z‘s ode to extravagance. This remix and video addresses the financial crisis and tries to turn the ear of the hearer to what is really important — honoring and protecting your people.

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