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Mos Def (who now goes by Yasiin Bey) has been working with the Brooklyn Philharmonic for a couple of years now. But tonight’s free performance in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Park — his home neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY — will feature a bigger orchestra than ever, plus one very unusual collaboration that has to be seen to be believed.

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Mos will be performing an orchestral version of… Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In Da Paint.” And it’s actually kinda fly.

TheUrbanDaily was invited to the rehearsal a few days ago to give you an exclusive preview. Click below for our original video:

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