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True Magic (Explicit Version) CD (2006)

Artist: Mos Def

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Those who've seen his stage show know that Mos Def works from inspiration, going with the music wherever it takes him. Throughout his recording career--from his status as one of the brightest stars in the original Rawkus line-up, to his classic teaming with Talib Kweli as the duo Black Star, to his genre-transcending solo albums--Mos Def has utilized his own diverse musical tastes to produced an equally diverse sound. In the past he's built on rock (like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under The Bridge") and soul recordings, and put post-modern spins on classic hip-hop beats and rhymes, taking them and making them his own. On his highly anticipated third solo album, True Magic, Mos Def works in the same vein as always, staying true to his tastes and simply doing what he feels (which could really result in just about anything). Whether he's spitting and whistling over the classic GZA "Liquid Swords" beat on "Crime & Medicine," rap/singing over the JBs-esque jam session "Sun, Moon, Stars," channeling Living Colour's Cory Glover for the frenzied hard-rock howl of "U R the One," or reworking timelessly quotable verses from Run-DMC and Smooth Bee, it's all hip-hop and it's pure Mos Def. <


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 202921452
UPC 602517060579
UPC 14 00602517060579
Format CD
Release Date 12/29/2006
Author Mos Def
Product Attributes
Artist Mos Def
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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