View Full Version : Mos Def

04-02-2009, 03:20 AM
Black on Both Sides is really good. Anybody agree?

04-02-2009, 03:54 AM
i never really got into that album much, although i only listened to it like once

i love black star though, he and talib kwali go really well together

04-02-2009, 06:15 AM
He's good. I want to hear more of him.

04-02-2009, 08:08 AM
i've actually been listening to black star a lot recently. great stuff.

04-02-2009, 08:16 AM
i remember i tried to download a few of mos defs albums but the files were fukd up somehow. i lost interest and didnt try again.

04-02-2009, 08:48 AM
black star/ black on both sides are the only truly excellent things he's been involved with. both near classics. in the old thread, we had a conversation about def, kweli, and some others, and the consensus was that they work better as featured rappers.

04-02-2009, 01:49 PM
I haven't heard much material of his, but I've already technically bought u used copy of Black On Both Sides, but upon opening it, there was no CD inside. ****ing pawn shops!

04-02-2009, 02:30 PM
He's considered the whitest rapper alive according to my campus.

04-02-2009, 02:50 PM
In the olden days of white culture, people used to look up to Kings and Princes. These were the people that they adored, and every night they wished and hoped that somehow they could wake up and be just like them. But with Royal Families crumbling, that role has been filled by one man: Mos Def.

He is everything that white people dream about: authentic (”he’s from Brooklyn!”), funny (”he was on Chapelle show!”), artistic (have you heard “Black on Both Sides?”), an actor (”he’s in the new Gondry film!”) and not white (”I don’t see race”).

He has done an amazing job of being in big budget movies (The Italian Job) and having one of his songs become a white person wedding staple (Ms. Fat Booty) but still retaining authenticity and credibility.

If you find yourself in a social situation where you are asked to list your favorite actor or artist, you should always say Mos Def. This way you can name someone that everyone has heard of and you don’t look like you are trying to one up anybody. The only possible negative consequence is some white people might think “I wish I had said that first.”

04-02-2009, 03:33 PM

too bad black on both sides is so awesome -_-

04-02-2009, 06:10 PM
It's still funny.

04-02-2009, 06:49 PM
dude peaked on his first two albums

new danger had some good stuff on it but a lot more wtf is he doing crap on it

ecstatic will suck

04-02-2009, 07:08 PM
He was pretty boring at Rock the Bells. Didn't seem to put much into it.

04-02-2009, 07:53 PM
If I only have Black On Both sides and am bursting at the seams to hear more, what should I get.

04-02-2009, 09:12 PM
If I only have Black On Both sides and am bursting at the seams to hear more, what should I get.
Black Star

04-03-2009, 06:48 AM
Not that big on any of his solo albums to be fair. Black Star is awesome though. And soby's right, it's frustrating hearing him pop up on a Roots track and kill it because his albums don't really bring it.

"Rock n Roll" is a tune though.

Apocalyptic Raids
04-06-2009, 01:33 AM
i know next to nothing as far as mos def goes, he doesn't really interest me at all for whatever reason.

although that video floating around of him doing doom impressions is funny.

(*The Noonward Race*)
04-06-2009, 01:39 AM

oh my

04-10-2009, 06:15 PM
The New Danger is pretty bad.

04-10-2009, 09:24 PM
Black Star ftw. so much better than either ones solo projects