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Sunday, 22 May 2011

the mighty mos def



Heres a short and sweet review of two of Mos Def's most famous songs. These are both off his debut solo album "Black on Both Sides" (1999) which is also one of my favourite Hip Hop albums. Ms. Fat Booty and Mathematics are equally great songs and I'll try and write this review a little differently so that they receive the right amount of affection.

Mathematics is essentially a powerful song in which Mos asks his listeners to add up various issues and come to an ultimatum. Produced by none other than the famous DJ Premier,  this song has one of the greatest beats along with sweet samples. Within the lyrics is where this song stands out. Mos Def actually counts numbers into this songs so that we can follow him through various struggles and social issues. To me this requires a huge amount of skill to create something that rhymes and also adds up somehow."Yo it's 6 Million Ways to Die, from the seven deadly thrills. Eight-year olds gettin found with 9 mill's"  One of the the best songs to listen to when your trying to find Hip Hop.


Secondly, Ms. Fat Booty may not possess the same political content but contains lyrics about something equally important. Love and attraction. Mos Def tells us about a woman that was something else and with an "Ass so fat you could see it from the front"  The song features samples from Arethra Franklin and the beat is also really good. All about some wild girl that Mos Def is hooked on, she plays love games with him and forgets him. Sounds familiar right? Anyway another ill song from Mos Def that truly shows his artistic talent with a similar concept to Common's famous song.

Listen to these equally consuming songs to treat your Hip Hop taste buds.



71 comments:

  1. Wow, this video takes me way back! Back to when hip hop didn't sucks!

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  2. Oh the good old days, before hip hop started to really blow.

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  3. Great read, makes me want to listen to the cd along with run dmc.

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  4. jep a huge amount of todays hiphop is just nonsense

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  5. Mathematics was one of them tunes that came along when I was losing faith in Hip-Hop and was just listening to old nineties stuff.

    I like a lot of London stuff right now

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  6. ms def is pretty underrated if you ask me.

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  7. That's some cool stuff thanks, takes me back..

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  8. not bad. Not exactly the genre I usually listen to, but I like these.

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  9. not really into rap, but i like tha beats :)

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  10. Awesome read, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Nice sound. Its good to hear new stuff.

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  12. Mos Def takes me back a bit.

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  13. Nice, thanks. I've been meaning to check Mos Def out for ages.

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  14. nice! thanks for sharing ^^

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  15. i never listened something like that, nice reading and good sound

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  16. I've got love for old school Mos Def.
    nice post dude!

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  17. good, in special liked ms def

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  18. I love mos def, excellent song, good choice :)

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  19. Aretha Franklin is all class in whatever genre

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  20. not a huge fan of hip hop, but it was pretty good

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  21. great blog, mos def rocks
    you should post some J Dilla !!

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  22. the man is a gifted singer and actor.

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  23. mos def is mos def a talented artist..

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  24. If you like Mos def you might also like Khan.

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  25. ah mos, actually enjoyable/proper rap.
    Why is this stuff becoming less and less popular these days :(

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  26. Old school hip hop is the only way to go. Too many artists nowadays rapping about going to the club, ho's and the like. Great post!

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  27. Not really mu kind of music, nice post though :) Following

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  28. Hiphop wich you cant find nowadays!

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  29. I do not like rap, but this is not bad

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  30. Mos is pretty good. Love Blackstar.

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  31. This is the real music, none of the music you heard mainstream today can compete

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  32. That's the sh*t man, oldschool

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  33. nice post man! love it, followed!

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  34. cannot stop hear that song thanks again for the share

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  35. Good content as always, thanks for the music =)

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  36. See, not a fan of hip hop but that was great stuff!

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  37. Love his music. He is even a good actor.

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  38. he is awesome, and very funny on pictures too.

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  39. i actually really liked it!! followed

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  40. i really like the way you move mmmm

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  41. That man never ceases to amaze. Great song.

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  42. Damn I'm loving that you reviewed this. I always love the samples in Ms. Fat Booty.

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  43. mos def isnt only a good rapper, i love his comedy work too!

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  44. That was a really good read, thanks.

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  45. After that read, I'll definitely be checking it out. Didn't realize that it even existed.

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  46. Mos Def is sick. I love that song he did with slick rick a while back ago, Auditorium.

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  47. This are really epic songs.

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