Mos Def, now going under the moniker Yasiin Bey, has created a remix of Kanye West and Jay Z's highly popular song N****s in Paris. The remix is called N****s in Poorest. In Bey's version, the messages and topics covered are extremely different from the original. N****s in Poorest is in honour of the 42nd anniversary of Malcolm X's death. This song is also the first of Bey's Top 40 Underground series, which will feature more reworked hip-hop songs, and will convey similar messages seen in N****s in Poorest.
Jay-Z and Kanye West release their second music video off their latest collaboration album, Watch the Throne. Otis, their first single from Watch the Throne, was highly popular, and their second single N****s in Paris is due to be even more popular. N****s in Paris is known as the song Jay-Z and Kanye West would perform multiple times during any given concert. In Detroit particularly the duo performed N****s in Paris a total of seven times in one night.