LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Mos Def Performs onstage during a Black Star set on day 1 of Wireless Festival 2015 at Finsbury Park on June 28, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)

Even though new music from the man is few and far between, Yasiin Bey remains one of rap’s most important political voices. In the wake of the horrific attacks that took place in Paris last night, which left more than 120 people dead and hundreds more injured, the Brooklyn MC felt compelled to share an uplifting new track called “NO Colonial Fiction,” on which he sends love to the family of Tamir Rice and shouts out the Zulu Nation.

In a second recording — a 21-minute conversation with Ferrari Sheppard — Bey addresses the Paris attacks directly. Speaking from Germany, he tells ISIS, who claimed responsibility for the shootings, to “fuck off” and that they have no place in Islam. He also had strong words for those spreading hate and panic in the wake of the attack, including the French government for closing their borders, which he believes “puts innocent people under suspicion for crimes that they did not commit.”

Listen below…


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