[Hip-Hop] Yasiin Bey – The Light Is Not Afraid of The Dark (Prod. Kanye West)

Yasiin Bey
The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark

A short while ago, we showed you a video of a live performance where Yasiin Bey unearthed a collaboration he created with Kanye West a few years back. At the time, we drooled at the prospects of the song potentially seeing the light of day (no pun intended). Well, it looks like Mighty Mos decided to oblige our wishes, and released the song in its full, uninhibited glory. Although Mos joined Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint back in 2010, we really haven’t heard anything from the pair since, so forgive us for getting so easily ecstatic over the team-up, even if this was recorded way back in 2006. The song provides us with a glimpse into the past, and reminds us where both of their careers stood at the time, while also showing us how far they’ve come since. Seven years later, the song still sounds surprisingly refreshing. We’re pretty confident Yasiin could’ve gotten away with releasing this as a new single, but we’re thankful that he put it up as a free stream for all of us to enjoy instead. Look out for more Yasiin Bey when his collaborative album with Mannie Fresh, OMFGOD, drops later this year.

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