This dude never fails to impress me. Lyrically, musically... he's what I call, "Grown Up Hip Hop." I've been following his career since 1999 and it's been a privilege to see him grow as a musician. In honor of his birthday, I wanted to share some music you may or may not already be familiar with, enjoy!
Happy Birthday Mos!
Mos Def recently collaborated with Ohio based blues rock band The Black Keys. The album titled "Blacrok" also features Raekwon, RZA and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan; Jim Jones, NOE, Nicole Wray, Pharoahe Monch, Ludacris, Billy Danze, Q-Tip and was overseen by Damon Dash. Here are two tracks Mos Def is featured on; "On The Vista (Featuring Mos Def)" & "Ain't Nothing Like You (Featuring Mos Def & Jim Jones)"
In 2001 Mos Def was featured on Charlie Hunter's "Songs from the Analog Playground". Charlie Hunter wrote the music and Mos Def transformed himself into a tender soul singer. This is definitely not what Mos Def fans are used to hearing; "Creole (Featuring Mos Def)"