Yasiin Bey to release new album ‘December 99th’
Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def, and Ferrari Sheppard, have announced their self-titled debut album December 99th.
After working on the album in South Africa over the last year, the duo plans to release it exclusively via TIDAL on Dec. 9. The project contains nine songs, mostly done at 99 beats per minute by Sheppard.
This is Ferrari’s first full project but fans got a taste of what to expect with “Local Time,” “Seaside Panic Room,” and “N.A.W.,” which were released earlier this year. In August, Dec. 99th also unleashed “Hymn.”
The album follows controversy in South Africa, where Yasiin was arrested for trying to travel with an illegal “world passport.”