Okay, I get it, Yasiin Bey has this series of Top 40 songs he puts his own spin on. But I think it is garbage. You aren’t happy with certain things in America, but this is way too preachy. Taking to Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like”, the MC previously known as Mos Def tells us all the things he doesn’t like. Such as Bank Of America, white supremacists, strip club rappers, and more. And he does it all in a grumbly old voice.
Don’t get me wrong, Yasiin Bey has pumped out a number of hip-hop classics, but why doesn’t he keep doing that? Instead, he just states the obvious over an already played-out beat. I get it, take ignorant music and make it “intellectual.” But what is intellectual about this? Let’s get back to making progressive art, Yasiin, we will forgive you if you don’t actually remix 40 Top 40 tracks.