July 16, 2010
February 1, 2010
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.
September 20, 2009
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…..