Mos Def – “Niggas In Poorest”
Mos Def, who is still insisting that we all call him Yasiin Bey now, is launching a new project called Top 40 Underdog, in which he’ll remake and tweak some big radio hits. In the first entry, he takes on “Niggas In Paris,” the great and world-conquering smash from his more-famous buddies Kanye West and Jay-Z. Yasiin’s version is a freaked-out rant, but it’s not really a freestyle; it’s more a straight-up parody that tweaks the original into a broke-folks manifesto of sorts. And, of course, he’s given it the truly awkward title “Niggas In Poorest.” Listen below.
(via Nah Right)
Best line: “WHO THE FUCK IS MARGIELA?,” obviously.