Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has been a fan of legendary underground rapper MF Doom for quite sometime. And while we haven’t heard a lot of new music from Bey in the past few years, we now have 7 new tracks from Mos Def, where he raps over MF Doom songs. In the new remix series, titled BeyonDoom, Bey raps over ‘Beef Rap’. ‘Accordion’, ‘Curls’, ‘Stranger Ways’ and more.
Since 2012’s mixtape “Nehruvia” and hype from the likes of HOT 97’s white boy-famous Pete Rosenberg, Rockland County native Bishop Nehru, unqualified or not, has been deemed the prodigal harbinger that will spur hip-hop’s retrograde back to the wistful golden age. Much like his 90’s-resurgent “quasi” contemporaries Joey Bada$$ and much of the Beast Coast movement, lyrics that lack in coke price references and lust-crazed nightclub scenes are made up for in Nehru’s slick wordplay and syncopated delivery over DOOM production. Common to many prophecies of second-comers, the expectations bestowed unto the promised one are near impossible to fulfill. These expectations are exacerbated by a herd of rumor-grazing sheep, drum beating their follower to a platform of unattainable enlightenment. Mention an MF DOOM sighting, and total pandemonium ensues.