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Mos Def “The Ecstatic” (2009)

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From the June 15, 2009 issue of The Miami Herald (web / print)

It may seem like ages ago, but Mos Def was once known for his music. As one of the faces of the now-defunct Rawkus records, Mos helped bring underground, socially conscious  hip-hop to the spotlight at the peak of mainstream excessiveness and flashiness. But while he focused on his acting career in the 2000s, the music suffered with two meandering, sloppy albums that left much to be desired (including album artwork and a booklet in the case of the bare-bones 2006 release, True Magic). Continue reading

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