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By David D. / 07.08.13

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Yasiin Bey is always less than conventional. While his music hasn’t really reached his classic Black On Both Sides levels in a while, he’s still pushing the envelope in other ways. Recently, he put himself through the force-feeding procedures Guantánamo Bay detainees go through twice a day in a four-minute film created by Human Rights organization Reprieve and award-winning director Asif Kapadia. As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers continue their protest and more than 40 of them are being force-fed in a manner similar to what’s seen here with Yasiin.

The video is disturbing and graphic – you may want to finish your bowl of Kix before watching – and you can tell just how painful the whole procedure is. In fact, after watching it, I’m still trying to process what I just saw.

Take a look and hear Bey’s passionate words after the process is over.

Seen: Guardian UK

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TAGSAsif KapadiaEDUTAINMENTGuantánamo BayPolitical NewsSMOKE BREAKVIDEOSYasiin Bey (Mos Def)

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