You may have known this already, but Mos Def‘s got another name: Yasiin Bey. Whatever you want to call him, there is no doubt that he makes some of the most politically conscious hip-hop out there. “N*ggas in Paris” is pretty damn close to the polar opposite of politically conscious hip-hop. Leave that track in the hands of Yasiin Bey, and this is what you get: all the intensity of the original with words that draw attention to social and political struggles right here in America.

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