“The Very Best” F. Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh

    Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Mannie Fresh had us all in a fit of excitement last week when they released footage of them recording their upcoming collaboration, “OMFGOD.” You may have spotted another lyrical monster in that clip: New Orleans MC Dee-1, who has rounded up the pair for a prior effort entitled “The Very Best.”

    With Mannie crooning on the hook, Dee spearheading the verse slots and Bey laying down some additional vocals, the trio make for a soulful and heart-warming jam, which features production from The MVP’s. Look for “The Very Best” to appear on Dee-1’s The Focus Tape, out Oct. 9.