Yasiin Bey – “Basquiat Ghostwriter”

Cut between Basquiat clips and Yasiin, this new joint “Basquiat Ghostwriter” is a great take on abstract poetry and rap. What is the artist formerly known as Mos Def talking about? It’s difficult to say but if you run this song back a few times the message becomes more clear. After challenging his fellow rappers to a battle a few weeks back amidst the Meek Mill & Drake beef, it’s possible that this has something to do with money taking over the culture, exploitation, art, and the age old question of whether or not ghostwriting is legit. Def some food for thought beyond the trap.

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