Mos Dub

July 16, 2010

A tidy little mash up project by Max Tannone that’s available for free DL over at mosdub.com . I am not a huge reggae fan but this is tastefully put together with Mos Def acapellas laced over some classic riddems. Skankin’…………..

Mos& BenjiB1x17012010

Benji B drops some of Mos Def’s finest musical moments plus has some interesting talks with the man about the making of The Ecstatic, Brooklyn, the legendary DJ J Rocc, Blackstarr doing some singles, Dilla’s legacy and even playing the timpani. The last hour of the 3 hour session is filled with Mos Def’s selection. Big up to Kareem over at  nobodydancenomore for recording this show. A big download at 250mb but it’s raw and enlightening.

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Mos Def – The Ecstatic

September 20, 2009

Mos Def - The Ecstatic LP (includes a free DL card for the whole album on 320kbps MP3)

Thank goodness Mos Def is back to his Hip Hop roots on his newest LP entitled The Ecstatic. He doesn’t disappoint with the usual thought provoking rhymes about topics most MCs wouldnt have a clue about.  The production is varied from track to track with Madlib, Oh No, Mr Flash and Preservation doing the majority of the arabic / indian / soundtrack flavoured music. The standout tracks for me are the collab with Slick Rick  – Auditorium (Rick the ruler KILLS it with the story telling) and The Embassy, but to be fair the entire LP is wicked. This is an album for peoples that were into Black On Both Sides or enjoy conscious lyrics…..