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18 March, 2010 1:31 pm

Latest leak from Ski Beatz free-downloadable mixtape, 24 Hour Karate School, which will be available to download here on March 30th. Nasty production from Ski, meshed with even nastier rhymes (we see you outshining the fellas, Ms. Grae). Ski Beatz + Mos Def + Jay Electronica + Jean Grae + Joell Ortiz – “Prowler 2″ [cont.]

16 March, 2010 11:05 am

Taken from Ski’s forthcoming 24 Hour Karate School release, dropping at the end of the month. CD quality mix, no radio rips or edits. Mos Def + Whosane + Ski Beats – “Taxi” (MP3)

1 March, 2010 7:59 pm

The influx of Gorillaz content does not stop. Taken from Plastic Beach, dropping next tuesday.

26 February, 2010 7:02 am

Jay Electronica spoke to MTV on the future of his music, the release of his upcoming album, and future projects he is working on…. “It’s still Act II. Act III, the official album, which ‘Exhibit A’ and ‘Exhibit C’ are a part of [as well as] ‘Dear Moleskin,’ ” Jay said in Europe earlier this [cont.]

23 February, 2010 7:56 pm

As always, you can expect an onslaught of remixes to accompany any Gorillaz single. While “Stylo” remixes have already started bombarding the house music scene, on this version, Philly’s Chiddy Bang jumps on, offering a more hip-hop feel to the original’s atmospheric style. Def is still in tact, but Bobby Womack is reduced to an [cont.]

22 February, 2010 5:33 am

Mos Def was apparently outraged with New York Observer column writer D.M. Levine, based on his coverage of a party hosted by Dame Dash’s new DD172 venture. The January article states that Mos Def was seen drinking a beer at the event, something that Mos is very much against. The passage reads as follows: On [cont.]

16 February, 2010 9:34 pm

HEY, THAT’S NOT M.F. DOOM!

16 February, 2010 8:00 pm

Official HD Trailer for the fantastic new video from Gorillaz for ‘Stylo (ft. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)’, taken from the forthcoming album ‘Plastic Beach’.

16 February, 2010 2:48 am

Concertgoers at last night’s MF Doom / Mos Def show at the Congress Theatre in Chicago were let down when the apparent MF Doom impersonator allegedly struck again. While only those who were backstage really knew who was behind the mask for sure, as you can see from the above video, the crowd decided for [cont.]

21 January, 2010 7:53 pm

First offering from Gorillaz upcoming third LP, Plastic Beach, due out March 9th. Not sure if Danger Mouse is involved this time around, but as usual we get an eclectic mix of legendary artists, this time Mos Def, soul singer Bobby Womack, and of course Damon Albarn. The track is reminiscent of Def’s cover of [cont.]

16 June, 2009 2:15 am

Mos Def is a tough cat to figure out. His first solo album was straight (and good) hip-hop, his second made him sound like he wanted to be a rocker, and his third – released with no cover art and no promotion – almost made it seem like he was embarrassed by it. Add in [cont.]

12 January, 2007 12:00 am

    Mos Def has gone through one of the strangest transitions in Hip-Hop history. As a member of Black Star (with Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek), Mos Def began to make a name for himself with his thoughtful rhymes and unique voice. By the time his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, dropped, Mos Def had [cont.]

19 October, 2004 12:00 am

     It’s been five years since Mos Def’s classic debut album, Black on Both Sides. Since then, Mos has become host of Def Poetry Jam, a thespian of sorts from his career defining role in HBO’s Something The Lord Made, to his smaller bit parts in flicks like Brown Sugar and Monster’s Ball, and a fixture that’s bigger [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

Every couple of years, an emcee comes along that completely redefines the listener’s conception of what hip-hop is. Whether it was the leader of the new school, Rakim, the radical rhyme animal, Chuck D, the abstract poet, Q-Tip, or the wild styler, Busta Rhymes, they each changed the way you looked at the emcee. These [cont.]

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