I love this little snippet of Mos Def, because most great artists are bigger fans of other peoples work than their own. It’s great to see someone you really respect getting all excited and geeky about something they love. His knowledge of the lyrics is pretty impressive, too.
This is an awesome video of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Chris Gibbs, owner of Union LA, on the streets of France talking about culture, fashion and America. There’s such a wonderful vibe to this piece, it makes me want to walk the streets of a European city in the springtime.
Chicago mash-up kings The Hood Internet have just made a mix using six tracks from Lazerbeak’s new album Legend Recognize Legend (Doomtree Records). The duo fused Beak’s music with the vocal stylings of 8Ball, Devius, Drake, Fiq, Freeway, T.I., Shad, Mos Def, Thomas Mars of Phoenix, and Usher.
Having collaborated over the years with the likes of Amanda Lepore, Larry Tee, Boy George, and David Lachapelle, Cazwell’s fun mix of electrified dance music and old school hip hop embodies the same spirit of goofball experimentation that has been the hallmark of artists like M.I.A., Neneh Cherry, Eminem and Deee-lite. All of which is [...]