Tag Archives: Mos Def

I just realized I’ve never truly seen the night sky

I offer up the song of my nocturnal heart to the stars that New York’s persistent smog refuses me. “Respiration (Pete Rock Remix)” by Black Star ft. Black Thought In other news, there may be evidence of multiple universes: Today, … Continue reading

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You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add…

Inspired by my boy Rajib, this is the best Mos Def song. If you disagree, you probably liked The Ecstatic. Just playing, Ecstatic had its moments. But “Mathematics,” Black on Both Sides, this shit is just classic. I don’t like … Continue reading

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Favorite 20 Songs of 2009

A friend of mine asked for a hundred, but I wouldn’t want to rob you of my brilliant commentary, so I cut it to 20. Also, most of what I listened to in 2009 came out before 2009. Thoughts on … Continue reading

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Rap Rock, Done Right.

You didn’t think all this talk of bad rap rock beats and Mos Def was for no reason, did you? In writing my last few posts I’ve been reminded how great rap and rock can be when properly combined. A … Continue reading

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Who Am I? One Man Squadron.

A few admissions to start things off: I think Blade 2 is an awesome movie. I think Mighty Mos Def is generally pretty tight. I’ve never listened to a single Massive Attack song. Other than “I Against I.” Featured on … Continue reading

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