The booming, melancholic clapper “New York is Killing Me” off Gil Scott-Heron’s first record in over 15 years, I’m New Here, lends itself quite nicely to being rapped over. Nas showed as much last month, and Mos Def follows suit on a new version of the track released today. Both take really different, by and large very successful routes.
Here’s Mos Def (download):
And Nas (download):
Who does it better? I’m leaning towards Nas. (NahRight)