Poem

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Yasiin Bey isn’t one to mince words, and last week he released a poem lamenting about the brand new Barclays Center arena in his beloved hometown. Although the piece, titled “On center.stadium.status,” could have been seen as a jab toward Jay-Z, Bey cleared the air in an interview saying that is not the case.

Hip-Hop fans have long known that Yasiin Bey aka the Mighty Mos Def is superb poet. Now readers of The Paris Review will recognize as well since one of the Brooklyn native’s poems has been published in the renowned literary publication.