Yasiin Bey’s New Music Is In A Different Place

You won’t be able to find Yasiin Bey’s (formerly Mos Def) new music on any online store or streaming service. His latest work titled Negus (pronounced Neh-goose) goes along with other curated art at The Brooklyn Museum.  When you enter the exhibit, your phones get locked away and you get to listen to the 8 track, 28-minute collection of songs while viewing the artwork.

Bey said, “My proposal is that art is not just a fine art, it’s not limited or restricted solely to what you can hang on the wall, it includes music as well.  I had a strong feeling it needed to be a more dynamic experience than downloading it from a device.”


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