Mos Def is back yo.
Despite seeing him perform at SOULFEST Melbourne last year performing a live set; I’m sure the rest of the world has been waiting for the artist now known as Yasiin Bey to drop some new new, and he’s finally done that with ‘Sensei on the Block’, choosing to release the single and reviving his moniker Mos Def.
The track, which appeared online this week with little warning, finds Mos – whose output has slowed in recent years – spitting an impressive, effortless flow packed with voluminous wordplay over Ski Beatz’s lurking drum-heavy production. ‘Sensei on the Block’ also features the influential hip hop artist singing the hook from Joe Esposito’s ‘You’re the Best,’ a song off “The Karate Kid” soundtrack.
Perhaps this single is a teaser of a larger project in the works? Fingers crossed.
Daughters and sons
Elders and youngers
To measurement put y’all in numbers