the bullitts

The Bullitts, the musical project headed by British producer, singer and songwriter Jeymes Samuel, has lured two of hip-hop’s most elusive (not to mention lyrically revered) MCs on this new single, “They Die By Dawn.” Also featuring actress Lucy Liu, the song opens with a vintage Western-style movie score before unfolding into an epic lyrical showdown between Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Jay Electronica.

It’s the lead single from They Die By Dawn And Other Short Stories (out June 4), the accompanying album to Samuel’s recent short film, They Die By Dawn, which stars Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Washington, Jesse Williams and Rosario Dawson.

Listen to “They Die By Dawn,” plus watch Yasiin Bey perform a previously unreleased, Kanye West-produced track, after the jump…

(Premiered by Rolling Stone)

Performing at The Shrine in Chicago last weekend, Yasiin Bey debuted “The Light Is Afraid of the Dark,” a Kanye West-produced track which was intended for his 2006 LP, True Magic.

(Spotted at FSD)

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