Many fans were saddened when Yasiin Bey, otherwise known as Mos Def, announced that he would be retiring from music last month. He released Dec. 99th earlier last week alongside his friend and producer Ferrari Sheppard. To celebrate his long, fruitful career, the hip-hop legend scheduled a string of farewell concerts before his retirement.
One of his farewell concerts took place at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem last week, he returned to the venue later that week to perform a second show. During the first show he was joined by collaborators Pharoahe Monch and Slick Rick for a special performance. He also debuted tracks from December 99th during the event, creating an unforgettable night for the attendees.
Watch the full performance from Yasiin Bey’s first farewell show below.