Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard’s Dec. 99th Announce Debut Album

Yasiin Bey is supposedly retiring from music, with a series of farewell shows scheduled in the coming months following his recent release from South Africa. I’m not sure how that information squares with today’s news of the debut album from Dec. 99th, the former Mos Def’s collaborative project with producer Ferrari Sheppard. Pitchfork reports that December 99th was recorded during Bey’s extended stay in South Africa this year and includes the previously released “N.A.W.,” “Local Time,” and “Seaside Panic Room.” That’s the cover art above, and here’s the tracklist:

01 “N.A.W.”
02 “Blade In The Pocket”
03 “SPESH”
04 “Local Time”
05 “Tall Sleeves”
06 “Seaside Panic Room”
07 “Shadow In the Dark”
08 “It Goes”
09 “Special Dedication”

December 99th is out 12/9 exclusively on Tidal.