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Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, releases new album ‘December 99th’ to Tidal

He'd been stuck in South Africa for most of 2016.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Published Dec 24, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 8:12 am CDT

Yasiin Bey on Friday beamed new album, December 99th, to Tidal.

It’s the first of three new albums he plans to release before retiring. The rapper, who made a name for himself as Mos Def, recorded the project in South Africa. He’d been unable to leave the country for most of 2016 amid passport issues, but he finally returned to the U.S. last month. 

The record was originally slated for a Dec. 9 release, and it features nine songs (themes!). This week he performed a pair of homecoming concerts at the Apollo in Harlem, New York.

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*First Published: Dec 24, 2016, 4:02 am CST