Rapper, song writer, music producer, actor and activist Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, took the stage this past Sunday (1/13) at Regent Theatre in Los Angeles. Fans received an unexpected surprise when Bey performed all of his songs over the beats of some of everyone’s favorite Kanye West tracks.
Bey replaced the lyrics in Kanye’s “Devil in a New Dress” for his own from “Ms. Fat Booty,” “Life in Marvelous Times” for “Good Morning,” “New God Flow” for “Mathematics,” and “Black Skinhead” for “Quiet Dog.”
Bey further paid homage to Ye by performing their collaborative track “Two Words.” Though unconventional, the show demonstrates his versatility as an artist and was a definite treat for those of us who miss the old Kanye.