Yasiin Bey Announces New Album 'December 99th'

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Yasiin Bey Announces New Album 'December 99th'

Bey’s collaborative project with Ferrari Sheppard will be released on December 9.

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.

December 99th:

01 N.A.W.

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

This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.

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