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Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Throwback: Mos Def - Sunshine

It's always fun going through your music and realizing you have awesome songs in your collection that you never listen to. This is what happened with today's Throwback, which is "Sunshine" by Mos Def. This is from his album The New Danger released in 2004. I was a bit surprised to learn the track was produced by none other than Kanye West. Although it makes sense (old school feel, high-pitched vocal samples, feels like it could belong on College Dropout, etc), I did not immediately recognize this as a West production.

The New Danger is less traditional than Mos Def's previous album Black on Both Sides and begins to show Mos Def's versatility with the style of his tracks. His flow, however, remains consistently smooth and his rhymes are just as good as any other work he has done.

Unrelated note: Thanks to everyone who allowed me to take pictures of them for My Music is Better Than Yours Saturday night at Guilt in Boston. Had lots of fun and it was great meeting everyone!

Mos Def - Sunshine

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