By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Kanye West gave his hit “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” a jazz twist by performing the song with Robert Glasper and Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) in Paris this week.
Video footage of the performance at Le Bataclan quickly made its way online, showcasing Ye rocking his signature gold chains and black t-shirt. Ye has worked with Robert Glasper in the past. In 2011, he spit a freestyle during Glasper’s NYC show at Bluenote Jazz Club in NYC.
Kanye has been keeping busy with his music stateside as well. Just yesterday, Pusha T dropped “Numbers On The Boards” featuring an intro from Kanye. “Our family Hov brought that real hip hop sh– this morning so me and Pusha wanna keep that feeling going,” ’Ye wrote on Thursday evening, as the new track premiered on Def Jam’s Tumblr.
Mos has been largely quiet on the music front. Last year, but recently he spoke about his name change with GQ. “I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I’ve been going by Yasiin since ’99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I’m declaring it openly,” he shared.