SONG FOR SUNDAY #47: Yasiin Bey – The Light Is Not Afraid of the Dark


Yasiin Bey’s unreleased track The Light Is Not Afraid of the Dark is our Song For Sunday.

Back in 2006, Yasiin Bey (then Mos Def) recorded a track called The Light Is Not Afraid of the Dark produced by Kanye West. The song was originally done during sessions for his third album True Magic but never saw the “light” of day (all puns intended). It has since been unearthed and holds that “old Kanye” essence before things got dark (that pun wasn’t intended). The beat is “summertime cruising in your Benz” fodder and Yasiin rides it a surfboard on the tide. It might be edging towards winter now but a little thought of summer past won’t hurt.

Stream it below.

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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