Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Water No Get Enemy (& New World Water)

I was lucky enough to see Mos Def (or Yasiin Bey as he is now known) earlier this year at a relatively small show in London. The point being that he is a serious showman, and his ability with a mic in hand is second to only very few. The point of that statement is to convey how much fun this performance must have been in the flesh.

Jumping on stage during Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s ‘Felabration’ show in honor of the late, great Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s birthday, ‘Yasiin’ and co performed a (partly cheeky, and just plain heavy) version of the infamous ‘Water No Get Enemy’ (he also slips into a version of his own ‘New World Water’ for good measure).

Anyway massive shout to OkayAfrica for the heads up on this. I know I was late (I blame my illness and weekend spent in bed) but it is just too much fun to ignore. Enjoy…

Yasiin Bey + Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Water No Get Enemy / New World Water live in Chicago from Jamaar J on Vimeo.

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