In honor of Mos Def’s latest release The Ecstatic, in stores tomorrow, I am releasing to you all a collection of some vintage Def tracks. Quite honestly, when I first ran across this mixtape, I was ecstatic (pun intended). I have been a strong fan of The Boogie Man since he released Black On Both Sides over a decade ago, so it is always good to see some vintage music just now surfacing. And yes, I will be one of the first to cop the new album tomorrow, ha.
Just as a side note, I really encourage you to download this mixtape. The Almighty Mos Def is one of the best rappers to date. He has a lyrical ability and flow that not many other emcees can even get close to. Check it out.
Check out the tracklist after the break.
1. World Famous (Intro)
2. If You Can Huh You Can Hear
3. From Mos (Interlude)
4. All Praise Due
5. Respiration (remix w/Talib Kweli & Black Thought)
6. High Drama Pt. 3 (remix w/ Mike Zoot, Star Orion, The Jigmastas)
7. Body Rock (w/Tash & Q-Tip)
8. A Soldier’s Dream
9. Universal Magnetic
10. Tinseltown to Boogiedown (Ummah remix w/Lee Majors)
12. The Love Song (remix w/ De La Soul & Da Bush Babees
13. Another World (Ambivalence remix w/Talib Kweli
14. Beautiful (remix w/Talib Kweli and Mary J. Blige
15. If It’s Alright (outro featuring Brixx)
16. Little Brother (w/Talib Kweli)