Now that Yasiin Bey's recent drama has cooled down, he's back to making music. Yasiin Bey has linked up with A Country Called Earth to release a new song entitled "Basquiat Ghostwriter." On his latest, Yasiin Bey utilizes bars based on Basquiat pieces to serve up an experimental brand of social commentary. The Brooklyn-born rapper had this to say about his new release:
No rap circuses. A Country Called Earth. Free the land. Love and respect to the Basquiat family and Mr. W.F. Flame. Let us be reminded of Sandra bland, Fegurson, Baltimore, and all the injustice of the world, as well as the beauty. Respect to the family of Sean Price and Brooklyn, from which I and Jean-Michel are from. Eternal love to my city. God bless the soul and keeping living, even when we die, we wont stay dead.Lyrics by Yasiin Bey, Music by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s band Gray, off of their album Shades Of, originally recorded between 1979-1981. Lyrics taken from Jean-Michel’s paintings, graffiti and notebook sketches. Make peace and be grateful.