Dec 99th

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Dec 99th
Genres
Years active2013–present
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersMos Def
Ferrari Sheppard

Dec 99th is an alternative hip hop group consisting of Mos Def and Ferrari Sheppard. The duo also collaborates on visual art and fashion projects.[1]

History[edit]

In 2013, Mos Def and Sheppard met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and began collaborating on visual art and web projects. Sheppard, a photographer and journalist at the time, quietly began making music to relax. The two soon began releasing music as Dec. 99th.[2]

On August 1, 2016, Dec 99th released their fourth song on Tidal titled "Hymn", following the previously released "N.A.W", which was followed up by "Tall Sleeves" and later "Local Time". The track was accompanied by a statement from the pair, "Condolences to the families of the slain. Never stop pursuing freedom," likely a reference to police killings in the United States.[3][4]

The group released their fifth track, "Seaside Panic Room" two days after releasing "Hymn", causing many music writers to anticipate a full-length Dec 99th album.[5] [6]

Discography[edit]

  • December 99th (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman ll, C. Vernon (6 August 2016). "Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard Drop "Seaside Panic Room"". XXL. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Expresso Morning". SABC. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ Morris, Jessie (1 August 2016). "Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard Drop New Song "Hymn" as Dec 99th". Complex. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. ^ Leight, Elias (2 August 2016). "Yasiin Bey Preaches Persistence on 'HYMN:' 'Never Stop Pursuing Freedom'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. ^ Rappaort, Ben (3 August 2016). "Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard Turn The Volume Up On "Seaside Panic Room"". Vibe. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22720-december-99th/