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#61 nervous

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

Haven't heard new danger.


Don't worry, not missing anything.

Listened to Black Star again just recently and thought, like someone mentioned about Mos' first album, that it too has dated somewhat. Not that I don't dig it.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:20 PM

Whatever happened to that Black Star reunion album The Madlib was gonna produce. Wasn't 'The Fix Up' premiered on Colbert like four years ago?
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

All I gotta say is.. how old are you guys? You must have been like 12 when it dropped in '99 and wasn't mature enough to get it. BOBS is up there with Illmatic in my book.. O_o


its a good album i just will probably never listen to it again, that or illmatic, even though they are good ive just grown from the sound ya know, but if i hear one of the songs in a mix or in passing ill jam to it...

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

I never got into Black Star mainly because I'm not feeling Talib at all, but my brother swears by that album.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

I just wanna clarify; mos is OOKAY..... black star is aight. But nothing about ANY of his work is worth what half of illmatic is. Just my two cents: I can't believe they got compared a second time
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:13 AM

I'll take The Ecstatic over Illmatic any day, to each his own.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:36 PM

especially that instrumental that closes it out at the end.

Whaaaat??? I love that instrumental at the end by 88 Keys. So dope! Ya'll are buggin for real...

I just wanna clarify; mos is OOKAY..... black star is aight. But nothing about ANY of his work is worth what half of illmatic is. Just my two cents: I can't believe they got compared a second time

O_o... This gets a huge "C'Mon Son"!! And you were 4 years old when Illmatic dropped and 9 when BOBS dropped so how would you know if they are comparable? I'm not trying to dis, I'm just sayin...

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:54 PM

BOBS was an anthem for the streets in the Y2K... Real talk!

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Whatever happened to that Black Star reunion album The Madlib was gonna produce. Wasn't 'The Fix Up' premiered on Colbert like four years ago?


Release date has been announced already. Coming out in Summer 201never.

#70 SunnyMeadowz

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

Release date has been announced already. Coming out in Summer 201never.


How the hell did I forget that?!?

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:31 AM

I hope this collab happens this century.
I really rate Mos as a rapper, back in 97-99 he was maybe my favourite MC.
Universal Magnetic, Body Rock, Black Star plus loads of guest spots (most notably the Stakes Is High Remix, Fortified Live, High Drama) all made me think he had a great future...

Then came Black On Both Sides. What a let-down. I mean it's an ok album with a few killer tracks (Mathematics, Ms Fat Booty) but just doesn't hang together as an LP. And that Rock n Roll track, please, no.

He really should have done more with Shawn J Period - they were magic together.
Although I'm not sure I could have put up with Mos's fruitcake behaviour...
http://soundcolourvi...riod-interview/


anyway, The New Danger was poop. I like The Ecstatic, but again it suffers from a lack of consistency.

Part of the problem (imo) is that he needs to do an album with just one producer instead of using beats from like 5 or 6 different guys.
That's the main reason I want to see this Obey shit happen - a full lp of beats to do Mos Def justice.

ps. very happy to have found this lurking in a dusty corner of my record pile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVV095alBZk

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:34 AM

hmm looks like my try at embedding a youtube video done fucked up.
Kalyanji Anandji - Theme From Don

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:34 AM

hmm looks like my try at embedding a youtube video done fucked up.
Kalyanji Anandji - Theme From Don


remove the spaces between the brackets and the letters. also, you forgot to mention Black Jack Johnson lol.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

Then came Black On Both Sides. What a let-down. I mean it's an ok album with a few killer tracks (Mathematics, Ms Fat Booty) but just doesn't hang together as an LP. And that Rock n Roll track, please, no.[/media]

I don't even... what?

I always considered Ms Fat Booty as the weakest tracks on that album. Don't really dig the production and it doesn't fit on the album.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

I don't even... what?

I always considered Ms Fat Booty as the weakest tracks on that album. Don't really dig the production and it doesn't fit on the album.


The whole album is pretty inconsistent.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

The whole album is pretty inconsistent.


ahem, *May-December* ? i don't care if Mos+88 Keys produced it (and it's not that bad of a beat), but the idea of a full-length, 3 1/2 minute instrumental track tapered on the end of any album that otherwise has no instrumentals on it is the definition of inconsistency to me.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

The whole album is pretty inconsistent.


Too many themes, he had some great hip hop tracks on there, but some left field crap too. Still a solid album though. I would instantly cop a Bey/Lib/Kweli album of any sort though.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

The whole album is pretty inconsistent.

^this. my point exactly

it doesn't fit on the album.

probably why I like it so much. just had a re-listen to make sure I hadn't imagined it and yes, for me it still gets me nodding the head. Fat beats and a soulful vocal sample, what's not to like. Horses for courses, I suppose.

remove the spaces between the brackets and the letters.

tried this, still doesn't work. i'm a social media failure. sorry. still if anyone's really interested they can click the link :-)

you forgot to mention Black Jack Johnson lol.


trying to forget that. thought i'd maybe hallucinated it. wishful thinking

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

you know, all i do is paste a youtube url in the comment box and it works for me

yeah but mos is hit or miss for me too. never really like his corny ass tracks though sometimes he spits fire i have to admit

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

I would instantly cop a Bey/Lib/Kweli album of any sort though.


'Oh, indeed.' - Omar Little

I agree with Jimmy all around even down to his opinion about Ms. Fat Booty. Maybe its because I love me some soul flips but probably because its the best beat on the album IMO.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

I'm still a big fan of Umi Says. Kind of always hoped for a whole album like that with some smooth Karriem Riggins style production. UBDREAMINSON
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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:02 AM

Mos Def unable to return back into the US

 

We regret to inform you that due to immigration / legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming U.S. tour has been canceled, including May 15th, Together Boston’s show at The Wilbur Theatre. Individual ticket refunds for this show are available at point of sale.

 

Like a curse...



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:21 AM

He's unable to enter, or he decided to avoid child support payment problems? Who knows?

 

http://www.theguardi...denied-entry-us

 

Edit: $10,000 a month child support! What are those kids eating?



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:05 AM

perhaps he'l move to london and live with doom, if he's not allowed back in the u.s he better put that acting career on hold ^_^



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:27 PM

That's fucked up Majin Bey!

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

this is most definitely bad news for any of us living in the states....

 

 

^ see what i did there?

 

 

have any of 'ya seen Bey?

 

this certainly is not the most Ecstatic news i've heard this week.

 

oh, also, the story's fake according to these guys:

 

http://theurbandaily...os-def-us-tour/

 

guess he's not being chased by the Boogie Man, and that it was just simple Mathematics....

 

haha, okay i'm done now.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:21 PM

He's unable to enter, or he decided to avoid child support payment problems? Who knows?
 http://www.theguardi...denied-entry-us
 Edit: $10,000 a month child support! What are those kids eating?


Read the thing at the bottom of the article:
 

This article was amended on May 22 to clarify the circumstances of the tour's cancellation. It is not clear that Yasiin Bey was 'denied entry' to the US, as originally reported.


In other words, the entire premise of the article is unconfirmed. There was several other "news" outlets that ran with this story, even after Guardian posted that amendment.

Fox is not the only joke in the news world.  



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:56 PM

I'm a fan of Mos... I once met him skating in the city back in like 2007 2008 or so.... he's really a chill guy... enjoyed the short walk and chat we had.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:00 AM

Bey should just start calling himself DMX because the dude NEVER actually follows through with his live show commitments. In the past 12 years he's scheduled multiple shows in Denver and not once has he actually showed up. For his management to float a story about not being able to get back in the US is just easier than saying 'Bey wants your money; he just doesn't want to work for it...'

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:16 PM

I'm a fan of Mos... I once met him skating in the city back in like 2007 2008 or so.... he's really a chill guy... enjoyed the short walk and chat we had.

 

 

did you walk Left Foot 1st ?!!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!!!?!

 






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