DJ Rashad Hayes – Mos Def Expanded (Mix)

Am 15. Mai 2012 unter Mixtapes Beitrag teilen:

Mos Def Expanded

DJ Rashad Hayes from NYC dedicates this mix to Mos Def. It includes 23 classic tracks with a playtime of one hour. Most of the tracks have been released around the time of Mos Def’s debut album. The mix has been posted on Mos Def’s official Facebook Account too, so we definitely have a quality mix here. Audio stream, tracklist and a personal statement of DJ Rashad Hayes below.

One of my favorite MC’s of all time is Mos Def. The man was so damn fluid on the mic and actually cared about the things he talked about. A true poet. Growing up, it was very important for me to see people who were actually intelligent while still retaining that cool factor.

I think many times in the black community, you equate a person being extremely well-read as either snobby and elitist or a straight sell-out with no self-awareness. Mos was able to shatter those misconceptions beautifully. The man is an award-winning actor, true mc, poet, and producer.

And he does all of them with skill and a nobility. Hip-hop is meant to serve as a positive beacon for the community. Salute Mos aka Dante Smith. Another tribute mix. (From: DJ Rashad Hayes)

Mos Def Expanded – Tracklist:

Intro – Mos Def freestyling at 16
01. Respiration
02. Respiration (Pete Rock remix)
03. Brown Sugar (Kanye West Remix)
04. Universal Magnetic
05. Body Rock ft. Q-Tip
06. Angie Martinez Interview
07. Crosstown Beef (Medina Green)
08. Mathematics (Dj Premier Remix)
09. Speed Law
10. Reminisce ft. Bilal & Common (Jay Dilla Mix)
11. The Love Song
12. Children’s Story
13. Travelin Man (parts 1 & 2)
14. Joy ft. Talib Kweli
15. Ms. Fat Booty
16. Got
17. Habitat (Brooklyn)
18. Love
19. Mr. Nigga ft. Q-TIp & Weldon Irvine
20. The Questions ft. Common & Questlove
21. Thieves in the Night (Black Star)
22. High Drama ft. Mike Zoot
23. Umi Says (Reprise)

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