STANDING IN THE SUN

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GETTIN’ BLACK AS I WANT!

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Mos Def – Revelations

“Revelations,” a mellow and extraordinary post-Obama, ridiculously pro-black, one-verse track with shots directed at the CIA, the US Federal Reserve/bankers/money-grubbers, doubters and none-believers, the recession, race, violence, etc. New York has been very hot and sticky lately, and Mos Def‘s latest album The Ecstatic has been in heavy rotation, especially the tracks with themes that are seemingly nonsensical/irrational/unhelpful for the times we are in. Just yesterday, we played two cuts from it on WFMU’s Mudd Up! with DJ Rupture. While we’re talking Mudd Up! radio, here are two more joints Rupture played (on his first and in all likelihood last cumbia-free show)  – another Mos track titled “Wahid”, and a song by “the most unusual star on the planet” (at least, that’s what he, himself claims.) Please check out Dan Hancox 10 Essential Wiley tunes on Fact Magazine, timely reminder of why the tireless genius can’t be stopped.

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Mos Def – Wahid

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Wiley – Eyes of the Lord


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3 responses to “STANDING IN THE SUN”

  1. Matt Shadetek says:

    no time to listen but that shirt is HARD

  2. Matt Shadetek says:

    ok I listened. Mos sounds like a politicized sober Doom on this. A good look for him.

  3. namhenderson says:

    Matt,
    It’s funny that was exactly my thought to, that he was very Doom(esque) on this track. The track (or at least a sample) sounded like one off of Doom’s latest.