Watch Joey Bada$$ Cowl Mos Def’s Traditional “Umi Says”

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Picture Credit score: Triple J

Whereas visiting Australian radio station Triple J, Joey Bada$$ carried out a canopy of Mos Def’s 1999 traditional “Umi Says.”

Joey Bada$$ homaged fellow Brooklyn emcee Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def throughout a particular efficiency on Australian radio station Triple J’s Like a Version series. With a stay band that includes Melbourne singer KYE, Joey gave a easy take of “Umi Says,” which appeared on Mos Def’s debut album Again on Each Sides.

In a post-performance interview, Joey shared extra about “Umi Says” being one in every of his all-time favourite songs.

“It’s such a religious connection that I’ve to this track,” he shared. “I really feel like I might nearly relate to what Mos Def is talking on. As an artist I can inform this was a track that wasn’t written. This was a track that really simply felt, you understand what I’m saying? And that’s most likely what I admired about it probably the most.”

Joey continued, “I feel it’s a kind of songs that instantly follows the expertise that impressed it. Whether or not he spoke to his homie and went to the studio that very same day or he went the following day or the week after, both manner, you’ll be able to inform that second resonated with him deeply and it opened him up.”

“We now have blocks emotionally, spiritually, mentally and this track simply looks like a second in Mos Def’s life the place a block was lifted for him, you understand what I’m saying? As a result of typically we really feel like we want permission to share our gentle.”

Launched on October 12, 1999 through Rawkus Information and Precedence Information, Black On Each Sides was helmed by singles “Ms. Fats Booty,” “Arithmetic” and “Umi Says.” The next yr, the album was licensed Gold by the Recording Business Affiliation of America (RIAA).

Watch Joey’s interview with Triple J beneath.