Mos Killin’ It Off The Head

Here Mos Def killin it in a clip from the documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme. This shows you what a true Emcee is to the fullest. Can’t wait for the Black August Hip Hop Project 10th Aniversary next month. I know that my dude Dallas is there with me. Sh*t’s gonna be crazy!!!

5 Responses to “Mos Killin’ It Off The Head”

  1. Dallas Says:
    July 26th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    PMD fam,
    Y’all already know…

  2. NativeAmericaIndianX Says:
    July 29th, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Me and my boy was talkin about MC’s one day and how Mos Def is nice one of the best ever. I agreed but then i brought to my friend’s attention another rapper who is if not greater, than comparably equal to a Mos Def and that kind of abstract style of rappin Andre 3000.Once again i must say Mos Def is a consumate artist with true skills but i feel 3000 is better and a worthy adversary in this debate. If anyone ever reads this comment i would love to hear some other opinions about it. BTW that friend was GOAT (under the bus lol)

  3. S. Mathis Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    …Now if Mos could only make a good album. Here are the rules to a good rap album in priority order: 1- It must be entertaining above all else (see Kanye), 2- there must be good lyrics to beats/production symmetry (see Jay-Z on most things he made called classics), 3- have an original approach (see Fifty leading up to the release of “Get Rich or Die…” though it pains me to give him any credit, and 4- a good album concept (see Nas’: ‘Hip Hop Dead’ -though the actual results were mixed, a great concept nonetheless, Jay-Z’s patented rhyming intros & outros, and B.I.G’s ‘Ready to Die’ concept culminating in the classic ‘suicidal thoughts’ which led directly into the ‘Life After Death’ album intro/concept). Its really simple! Just do all of the above, have all world talent and get your producers to sell you their best work and you have a 1 in 50 chance of a classic album. Easy, right?

  4. S. Mathis Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    …The above is in the hopes of seeing Mos drop a good solo album. Nothing has peaked my interest since the ‘Black Star’ days. Good intentions and heady lyrical subject matter leaves out at least 2 of my 4 rules to making a good album. Get focused man (MOS)!

    p.s. Bedstuy still has the best track record for producing dope emcees even if NYC sucks right now: (B.I.G, Jay-Z, Mos Def, AZ, Big Daddy Kane, Old Dirty, and the GZA).

  5. S. Mathis Says:
    August 1st, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    …Sorry, its late and I was tired when I included AZ on my dope emcees list.

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