Last night, Mos Def released a personal phone messages to Kanye West‘s website, announcing his retirement from music and film in an attempt to clear the air on his arrest in South Africa, where he was charged this morning for trying to travel using what’s known as a world passport. Def–also known as Yasiin Bey–affirmed the existence of the passport, and alluded to the fact that his current legal issues in the country are currently politically charged. “No More Parties in S.A.,” chanted the G.O.O.D. Music rapper on several occasions.

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In the latter half of the message, Def also announced his final, yet-to-be-titled studio album will be released this year, and this morning he took to his Instagram account to confirm some of the songs that will be making an appearance, including an eye-popping collaboration with Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and J. Cole titled “Assalamualaikum, Danya,” along with a Kendrick Lamar collaboration, “The Wanderers,” and a solo cut, “You Can Have Your Party.”

The Brooklyn rapper–who relocated to South Africa in 2014–didn’t give a timeline as to when he’d be releasing his newest LP, but it will certainly be a must-listen whenever he chooses to.


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