Stream a lost Mos Def/Kanye West track

Hear a buried Kanye collab from Yasiin Bey, aka The Man Formerly Known As Mos Def.

‘The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark’ first saw the (ahem) light of day last month when Bey performed the track during a live show at Chicago’s The Shrine. The track was originally recorded for the rapper’s 2006 LP True Magic, but didn’t make the final cut. An (admittedly pretty grotty) recorded version of the track has now hit the web. ‘The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark’ shows both parties on breezy form, with Yeezy’s roughly contemporaneous beat bringing the ‘Good Life’ instrumental to mind.

Bey has been working on a full-length with Cash Money regular Mannie Fresh, titled OMFGOD. The album is expected later in 2013, and promises a tight collection of “ten bangers.”



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