Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, is a veteran of the New York rap underground who currently lives abroad and who has a history of changing his name. All those things are also true of MF Doom. Doom and Bey also shared a quick American tour a few years ago; it’s fair to say they like each other. But Bey is apparently more of a fan than anyone knew. Working with the French arts on-demand service Culturebox, Bey has just recorded a video series called Beyondoom, in which he wears an array of masks and covers seven different Doom songs: “Beef Rap,” “Strange Ways,” “Accordion,” “Curls,” “All Caps,” “Rainbows/Fancy Clown/Fazers,” and “Mayo Clinic.” Watch all the videos below.
Is this leading somewhere? Or is Bey just a fan, lending support to someone he admires?