Listen to Mos Def and Nas Rap Over Gil Scott-Heron’s Epic “New York is Killing Me”

05/24/2010 2:41 PM |

Gil Scott-Heron

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)