Check out the first installment of Yasiin Bey’s (Mos Def) Top 40 Underdog series called ‘N**gas in Poorest’ where he remixes Jay-Z and Kanye’s ‘N**gas in Paris’. Check back for more as Mos (sorry, we just can’t get use to calling him Yasiin Bey) remixes other Top 40 records.
Lyricist Lounge 2 is the second installment in Rawkus Records Lyricist Lounge album series. The release was one of Rawkus’ most commercially successful releases, featuring the hit crossover singles, “Oh No” and “Get Up”, the former charting on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its success, Lyricist Lounge 2 drew criticisms from underground fans, mainly due to the album’s more commercial sound, and also because of its focus on established artists, unlike the first installment, which largely featured up-and-coming MC’s.
The album features appearances from Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Nate Dogg, Q-Tip, Wordsworth, Cocoa Brovaz, Beanie Sigel, Royce Da 5’9″, Ghostface Killah, Saukrates, Redman, Talib Kweli, dead prez, Kool G Rap, M.O.P., Big Noyd, Prodigy, Erick Sermon, Sy Scott, Planet Asia, Punchline, Cobra Red, Phil Da Agony, C-Town, Dilated Peoples, Master Fuol, JT Money, Pastor Troy, Macy Gray and Guru, as well as late hip hop legends The Notorious B.I.G. and Big L.”
Same MOS, different name! Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are Black Star. With the album release date still a mystery, today they dropped their first single “Fix Up” produced by Madlib available for download on iTunes. Let us know what you think….
Back in January of 2009 our dude Justin Credible blessed us with what I dubbed “an eclectic mix of hip hop and R&B soul”. Souled Out: Session 1, brings you music from Alicia Keyes, Common, Maxwell, Mos Def, India Arie and many many more. This is such a good mix… and I think it’s about time that Justin comes back with Souled Out: Session 2. If you love this mix and want Justin Credible to release a Souled Out 2 please hit him on twitter @J_Credible.
“Happy New Year Ya’ll! I decided to create a smooth mixtape over this Holiday Season. “Souled Out” Is a new series of mixtapes i wanna jump off this year just for us Soul Cat’s to really vibe out too! Fella’s suprise your girl and pop this cd in while your cleaning the apartment this weekend! Yea playa i said “Clean” The cribo. Its nothin but Hip Hop soul& R&B joints …Or like my man Boogs says “An Eclectic MiX of Hip Hop & R&B Soul”!”
Happy Soul Sunday! This weeks song “Invitation” comes from Norman Connors featuring the beautiful vocals by Ada Dyer. Released in 1979, this song was also produced by Paul David Wilson who also co-wrote Mos Def’s “Brown Sugar” for the movie Brown Sugar in 2002. Music isn’t made like this very often which makes us appreciate it that much more! We hope you enjoy!
After a very busy & productive past week, Mos Def’s “May-December” is the perfect song to end our weekend. Off his 1999 album ‘Black on Both Sides’, produced by 88-Keys, this track is just so easing to your soul. Not only is this such a dope album, but this song wasn’t something I expected to hear and have been so thankful it wasn’t just a 45 second interlude! We hope you have a Happy Soul Sunday!
Dang… this is a show that we wish we could have been at! Can’t wait to see the rest of the footage.
“Crowds poured into London’s Hammersmith Apollo on May 10, 2011 for a historic Hip Hop show with legends Rakim, De la Soul and Blackstar coming together onstage for the experience that was Science of Speech. Stay tuned for SoulCulture TV’s exclusive coverage of the event, capturing live performances of iconic classics and backstage antics caught on our AAA roams.
Watch out for the once in a lifetime chance to have your footage featured in the official edit of the entire London show…. Keep an eye on http://facebook.com/mosdef for details.”
Off DJ Honda’s 1998 second album ‘h II’, “Travellin’ Man” was a collaboration with Mos Def which became a hit single world wide. The music video was shot in places all around the world from Brazil to South Africa. With several versions of this song (original and remixes), and much confusion of which was which, we decided to post this “remix”. Happy Way Back Wednesday…Enjoy!