The idea of a collaboration between BK-representer Yasiin Bey and Mannie Fresh of Cash Money millionaire seems odd at first glance. Due to Yasiin’s reputation for making socially conscious music and Fresh’s history of producing classic dirty south hits, the producer-emcee combination is one of the most unusual we’ve seen to date.
Today we have the first single off of Yasiin Bey and Mannie Fresh’s highly anticipated LP OMFGOD. The track titled “Black Jesus” seems to be a perfect compromise between Mannie Fresh’s more pop-driven past and Yasiin’s consciousness due to the combination of Yasiin’s biblical references over Fresh’s perfectly placed synthesized drums.
Check out the song above and be on the lookout for Yasiin Bey and Mannie Fresh album OMFGOD featuring “Black Jesus” in the not so distant future.