I really enjoy the music that Mos Def puts out. I live in Memphis where most of the music played on the radio is all gangsta-rap or R&B. I understand that every genre of music has its place and Im not taking anything away from these specific genres, but I cant ever in my life recall hearing a lyric by Mos Def. Maybe there is something that can be done, maybe not. The mentality here is one that I havent just felt or been around anywhere else. Its amazing how hard it is to get alot of my friends or people in general to listen to emcees other than southern ones. Its like if your not talking about killing, robbing, stealing, mobbing or your fucking rims and "Ice", you get no play. Its silly, really. I dig Mos Def and his lyrical approach. I read somewhere that Mos wasnt too keen on white people. This I cant understand coming from someone who is so intelligent. I mean I can understand letting feelings go about your heritage and where you came from, but is it my fault? I love to listen to Mos, but sometimes I catch a little snippet here and there and think that maybe hes not making music for the Hip-Hop heads, that hes making music for his people only. It would be a shame if that were the case. He has the ability to cut cultural and racial boundaries and make people understand that the only time color matters is when you let it.
>>By Popie (Wednesday, 13 Nov 2002 22:33)
The Realist MC! Enough Said.
>>By PoloBlaze! (Thursday, 14 Nov 2002 16:47)
Mos Def is definitely one of the best. The 2nd best emcee out. The first i gotta give to my man Kweli. Def even said that his favorite emcee is Talib. Crazy! Anyways Mos lyrics and beleifs are powerful. Another collabo with Kweli would be deadly. Black Star!
>>By NewsiC (Sunday, 17 Nov 2002 19:35)
Mos Def is great, he brings us back to the real shit, the old school, but is happenin' now. He deserves much more credit/publicity for real hip hop, rather than these horrible corn balls out there who don't deserve shitt. Mos Def, to me, is a representation of what real hip hop was and through him, his music, and us, real hip hop lives on and is!
>>By Lorena/Cream (Sunday, 24 Nov 2002 19:05)
Mos Def is indeed a great person! He has awaken a new social consciousness within hip hop. This man is what hip hop music needs. One must appreciate his artistic ability from movies, to hip hop, to rock n roll, to live theater this young man can do it all. Mos is truly a free sprit and I really like that about him he has never been one to consider what others will have to say about his art. He feels like he should never blend in!!! If more people felt like that our would would be a better place, just conforming to todays norms is really now way to enjoy life!!!
Peace b with you................
>>By Eric-Michael (Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 20:11)
Mos Def.....say that name to yourself. its the name of one fabulous artist. keep speakin your words of wisdom, and you have one more fan to add to the many. "and everybody on the avenue i knew......" - sooo good.
>>By ed-e (Saturday, 21 Dec 2002 17:27)
there is no emcee that has more intelligent rhymes and more powerful messages than Mos Def. he is the best right now along with kweli
>>By big daddy (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 22:46)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Rawkus is on top. Mos Def is a genius with a pen and pad, and it's almost not right to have him and Talib in the same group it's so beutiful.
>>By Remot (Sunday, 23 Feb 2003 19:18)
Mos Def is by far my favorite emcee. He's real with everything he does and every album he puts out. When I first got into hip hop Mos' "Black On Both Sides" was the first theing I listened to and after that the flood gates opened. Mos Def opened my eyes to a whole new understanding of music. He made me realize that music was much more than just beats and rappin about how much money you have. He made me realize that it's about what's in your heart. Thanx Mos. Stay Black.
>>By Rish (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 16:55)
Mos def is the illest emcee in the world. I first got introduced to his music 2 years ago. I have been a fanatic ever since. I used to be a little stupid commercial listenin girl now im a full hip hop head. mos def's music touched me because he raps from is heart. he makes music to be real not to get millions. thanxs mos keep it real n keep those lyrics cummin. oh ya u looked dam good in the italian job
>>By sabo (Saturday, 14 Jun 2003 19:59)
THIS MAN IS SO GREAT AT EVERYTHING HE DO (SUCH AS MR. KWELI) BUT THE THING I LIKE MOST ABOUT MOS DEF IS HE IS REAL AND HE DON'T HAVE TO SAY I'LL KILL YOU, I HATE YOU, BITCH THIS NIGGA THAT TO GET HIS POINT ACROSS IT'S CLEAR TO SEE THAT HE IS A GREAT SOUL AND HE IS TRULY GODS GIFT TO MUSIQ
________ MOS_DIFINTELY HIS
>>By MOS_DEFINITELY HIS (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 19:55)
I hope that everybody agry with me that MOS DEF AND KWALI ARE THE BEST MC'S IN THE WORLD .
>>By Olej (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 17:39)
Man I can't believe I just started listening ot his music, the dude totally rocks my world. His voice, lyrics, looks... Meeeow! And the Seven Days Remix he did wit Craig'n Premo is so sweet =)
>>By Dewani (Thursday, 18 Dec 2003 03:22)
Hello?! Anybody out there got anything to say about The Ecstatic?! I find it difficult to rank his albums from best to worst, because they all accomplish different things in my opinion, but this album was the first to hit me as hard (upon first listening) as Black on Both Sides, or even Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Blackstar, which was also a super dope album. Just the beats and samples he chose for Ecstatic though, just thinking about them right now makes my mind want to burst! Like Casa Bey, oh my God I can't describe to you how I felt hearing that for the first time. Or that Bollywood shit from Supermagic? And doing the whole live timpani Quiet Dog performance on Letterman, this dude just became infamous! Seriously just an awesome album full of pleasant surprises. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ecstatic
>>By Spencer (Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 10:30)
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