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Mos Def

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Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Company Flow: Ladbroke Grove Subterania, London

Live Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 9 May 1998

COMPANY FLOW are the future of rap. Their schizoid debut LP, Funcrusher Plus, is the biggest thing yet from Rawkus, arguably the most influential NY ...

Tribal Movement: Hip Hop in 1998

Overview by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 2 March 1999

A TRIBE CALLED Quest died for the sins of hip hop in 1998, so the story goes. R.I.P. And roll away the stone. ...

Rawkus Records: The young rap rebels

Interview by Ben Thompson, The Independent, 28 May 1999

Rupert Murdoch funds underground hip-hop? As Rawkus Records know, it's strange but true. ...

Mos Def: Black on Both Sides (Rawkus)

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1999

The star of Black Star takes a positive-minded, versatile solo turn ...

Mos Def: Black On Both Sides (Rawkus)

Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 20 November 1999

DESPITE HIP-HOP being commercially and creatively stronger than ever, the political content of rap is at an all-time low. ...

Mos Def: Are You Def Or Somefink?

Interview by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 20 January 2000

Er, yes, actually. Mos Def, Brooklyn rapper, dontcha know… ...

Macy Gray/Mos Def: Roseland Ballroom, New York City

Live Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Spin, May 2000

IF THERE WAS ever any doubt, the huge plaque onstage honoring the gold status of Mos Def's Black on Both Sides made it clear: The ...

Mos Def: Soul Power

Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Fader, Spring 2000

MOS DEF is missing the Grammys. Holed up for the past two hours in studio one of the Rocket Rehearsal Studios, and unassuming red-brick building ...

Mos Def: The New Danger

Review by Stevie Chick, MOJO, November 2004

THIS ISN'T the same young actor/poet/rapper who stared confidently out from the sleeve of his debut, 1999's Black On Both Sides, scion of the new ...


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