Mos Def is a genius and when I listed to this track I had to do some research. Let me not give you a history lesson though. Mos Def appreciates the finer things in life.
Peep the letter below on why he wrote this track
Love and respect to the Basquiat family and Mr. W.F. Flame. Let us be reminded of Sandra bland, [Ferguson], 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
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