Oh Word??: Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh Collab Coming Soon

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Gumbo Love, Hear This, Hip Hop
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Lawd have mercy, I’m on a Mannie Fresh beat.   -Yasiin Bey

Yes, that’s right.  Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def has teamed up with New Orleans hitmaker Mannie Fresh.  Quite unexpected but nonetheless anticipated, the Brooklynite has made a new home in the Crescent City and put it in his mind to go ahead and make some new music there as well.  Befittingly so, he’s linked up with Mannie Fresh, Cash Money alumni and consummate New Orleans dj.  Bey seems to have a soft heart when it comes to N.O. culture.  He, along with a host of others, lent his talents to Mark Ronson’s interpretation of New Orleans jazz with “A La Modeliste.”

From the videos below, the Bey/Fresh project, titled “OMFGODBKNOLA,” looks like it’s about to stir some shit up.

Act 1:

Act 2:

Keep up with the project at http://www.omfgodbknola.com/

Spotted at Okayplayer



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