Friday, February 24th, 2012
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Yasiin Bey, "N****s In Poorest"


As is often the case with a hit rap song, lots of people have been putting remix verses over the beat Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis made for Jay-Z and Kanye West's smash "Ni**as In Paris." Everyone from T.I. to Chris Brown to Young Jeezy to Busta Rhymes to Aziz Ansari to a now-famous guy on the subway have taken the tune and making something new. This, though, is the best by far. Yasiin Bey, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, flips the original's flaunting of wealth into a trenchant commentary on poverty.

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Cord_Jefferson (#2,111)

"WHO THE FUCK IS MARGIELA?" YES!!!! YES!!! YES TO THIS!!!

jfruh (#713)

Since I actually literally don't know who or what Margiela is, I'm going to go ahead and claim I have "street cred" now.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@jfruh For some reason I thought it was a fur animal? Like a mink? No idea why.

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