By Kevin Lozano. Photo: Getty Images.
Dec. 99th is the collaborative project of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and the producer Ferrari Sheppard. Today, the duo have announced their debut album, December 99th, out December 9 exclusively on Tidal. According to a press release, they “spent the last year recording in South Africa” while Yasiin Bey “awaited his departure from the country.” The album was produced entirely by Ferrari Shepard, and it includes the previously released “Local Time,” “N.A.W.,” and “Seaside Panic Room.” Check out the album’s tracklist and artwork below.
Earlier this month, Yasiin Bey announced his final performances in the United States, and was granted permission to leave South Africa after being detained in the country for most of 2016. In January, shortly after announcing his retirement from the music and film industry, he was charged with using a false passport and travel document when he attempted to leave the country.
02 Blade In The Pocket
04 Local Time
05 Tall Sleeves
06 Seaside Panic Room
07 Shadow In the Dark
08 It Goes
09 Special Dedication
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