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Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) is set to play a concert in Africa this Friday (Jan. 17) that will not only be available to live stream, but will include performances of brand new music. The Brooklyn MC made the announcement in a video for HYPETRAK, which promises “3 new Yasiin Bey exclusives live from Africa.” The Brooklyn lyricist also raps an a capella verse on the beach in the clip. The performance, which he calls “Time Is Always Now,” comes via Bey’s newly-formed arts collective, A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH, and will commemorate the birthday of the legendary Muhammad Ali, who turns 72 this Friday.

While the location won’t be disclosed until after the performance, Yasiin Bey’s set will live stream from 5:30p.m. (EST). Tune in.

Watch the announcement after the jump…

Internationally acclaimed artist Yasiin Bey announces his latest venture Time Is Always Now, which will present all new exclusive music aired live From Africa this Friday on January 17, 12:30 a.m.(CAT)/5:30p.m. (EST). Presented by the newly formed, Bey-helmed arts collective A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH, this performance commemorates the birth-date of one of the world’s greatest personalities — Mohammed Ali — with the exact location of the event being disclosed at the end of the performance.

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