Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) performs Fela’s ‘Water No Get Enemy’

On the 15th October Fela Kuti fans commemorated the birthday for the godfather of Afrobeat. One of these ‘Felabrations‘ took also place in Chicago and there it included a live appearance of Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) who dropped verses on Fela’s famous song ‘Water No Get Enemy‘, which was performed by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Yasiin Bey took his rhymes from his piece ‘New World Water‘. Unfortunately, the quality of the recording is not that good but I guess we can clearly feel the vibe.

Check below the ‘Felabration’-performance as well as the original by Fela Kuti:

Yasiin Bey + Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  *-*  ‘Water No Get Enemy / New World Water’

Fela Kuti  *-*  ‘Water No Get Enemy

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