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Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard announce new album

‘December 99th’ is out Dec. 9

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Yasiin Bey fans are getting one last album before he retires.

Bey’s hip hop group Dec. 99th, a collaboration with producer Ferrari Sheppard, announced a new album Monday. The album, titled December 99th, has an appropriate release date of Dec. 9.

Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, recorded the album in South Africa, where he has been detained for using a false passport and travel documents. He is now free to leave the country.

Dec. 99th includes previously released tracks “Local Time,” “N.A.W.,” and “Seaside Panic Room” and will be released exclusively on Tidal. Bey announced his retirement from music in January and will play several farewell shows.

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