Max Tannone
Mos Dub


4.0
excellent

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
April 8th, 2010 | 42 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Awesome summer music, great remixtape.

As of late, it’s been all the rage to remix hip-hop albums by taking their acappellas, and laying them over instrumentals from other genres in an experimental effort. It’s a fairly common occurrence, and more often than not, the remix compilations are moderately commended. However, rarely is such an album exceptionally great. But, Mos Dub – whether or not official – is one of those rare cases. A mix between popular Mos Def vocals and classic reggae samples implemented by Max Tannone, Mos Dub came at the perfect time. With the weather heating up, spring in full bloom, and summer right around the corner, this breezy, refreshing mixtape has a release date that is just what the doctor ordered, and as a result, this should be in many summer rotations for weeks to come.

The best part about this mixtape is that it sounds completely natural. That is, Mos Def sounds totally comfortable and in place. With his refined, half-nasally Q-Tip/half-back throat Nas voice, Mos Def delivers emotionally connected ideological messages regarding life, hip-hop, love, and politics.

Yo, it's one universal law but two sides to every story/Three strikes and you be in for life, mandatory/Four MC's murdered in the last four years/I ain't tryin to be the fifth one, the millenium is here/Yo it's 6 Million Ways to Die, from the seven deadly thrills/Eight-year olds gettin found with 9 mill's/It's 10 P.M., where your seeds at? What's the deal/They on the hill puffin krill to keep they belly filled/Light in the ass with heavy steel, sights on the pretty *** in life/Young soldiers tryin to earn they next stripe/When the average minimum wage is $5.15

From hearing this, it’s not only apparent he’s emotionally involved in his music, but that his lyrics aren’t too far from what you would see from actual reggae artists.

With instrumentals perfect for the summertime, Mos Dub is great summertime, cruising music. With beat influences ranging from ragga (the reverberating bass, spontaneous, yet chill, horns, and morphing synths of “Ms Vampire Booty”) to dub (the tropical guitars, bumping percussion, claps, and happy hook sample of “History Town”) to jazzy reggae (the horn-spurred, soothing “Hurricane Black”) to dancehall (the simplistic, funky “Mr Universe,”) Max Tannone composes some feel-good, sunny music.

An interesting remix compilation to say the least, Mos Dub has the perfect sound, runtime, and lyrical content to make for a great summer car-ride CD. This will make its way out of the rotation when the leaves start to change colors, but since that’s a long way off, it will garner repeated listens, and deservedly so.



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Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really liking this right about now.

Inveigh
April 8th 2010


25184 Comments


great review, loved the brevity of it (long reviews are boring sometimes, especially for hip hop). does he spit any fresh verses on this?

pos'd.

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Urinetrouble
April 8th 2010


5764 Comments


mos def is sick. hella tight rapper. too much black poewr-type stuff n his lyrics though

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All his vocals are taken from his previous albums.

And although he's not heavily punchline oriented, he's got some awesome verses on here, yes.

Inveigh
April 8th 2010


25184 Comments


haha, I didn't mean fresh like dope, I meant new. but yeah, you covered it anyways.

word, I'm still interested. looks like this and Breach are on my plate for this evening.

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Here's a download link bro. http://www.datpiff.com/Mos_Def_Mos_Dub.m110505.html

Inveigh
April 8th 2010


25184 Comments


thanks man, I'll hit that up in a couple hours (as soon as my long-ass commute is over)

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No problem dude. I'm bumping this right now at school. Wish my sister would get here so I can go home. >:|

Inveigh
April 8th 2010


25184 Comments


work/school suck. well, college was awesome. but other than that

JAV
April 8th 2010


1970 Comments


I love free stuff.
I'll check this out when I get home, glad to hear he's staying on track with good music.

iisblackstar
April 8th 2010


431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dude your immediately my favourite person for writing this.

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dude your immediately my favourite person for writing this.


Haha why's that broseph?

Zoo
April 8th 2010


3759 Comments


ooooo

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ooooo


I'm going to perceive that as an "ooh, I'm interested."

so...

:thumb:

iisblackstar
April 8th 2010


431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hahaha i love mos def... and been needing some 'new' def. Plus you wrote a shit hot review for it. Nothing gay haha

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haha thanks. And I can tell you love Mos Def by your user name. It is a reference to his collaborative album with Talib Kweli, right?

iisblackstar
April 8th 2010


431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah man... mos is my favourite rapper, among others. surprisingly though not that big of a talib fan. the only thing that has been tiding me over lately is that senim silla album you rec'd me cuz he has a similar vocal delivery to mos def.
Have you heard anything about the new binary album lately?

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no i have not.

iisblackstar
April 8th 2010


431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

My expectations of it are high. But i think it should be good.. wonder more than anything what the production will be.. considering their previous really laid back lo-fi style.

Bulldog
April 8th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Production wins. Hmm, artist name got changed to Max Tannone.



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