Mos Def

mosdef-auditorium

One of the better tracks posted on Kanye’s blog recently, go listen to “Auditorium” by Mos Def featuring an interesting verse from Slick Rick. The download link expired but once you hear it I’m sure you’ll find a way to get it. Or you can watch part of it live here. I’m very much looking forward to the new album produced by MadLib.

Side note: Ever notice how live hip hop is mostly terrible? Even the best rap tracks get butchered by the best rappers when they’re on stage. I think it’s all the yelling and running around, but I can’t be sure. I’m like come on man, I love your music, stand still, maybe play an instrument, slow your heartbeat, stop shouting. In stark contrast here’s Mos Def killing a live performance on the Letterman show.

3 responses to “Mos Def”

  1. bdubbs says:

    That was a great MOS performance. The sounds were on which is what is usually lacking for me with a lot of live performances.

  2. rhys says:

    I agree on the whole live performance thing. Lupe was terrible, as were Public Enemy. The exception though is lyrics born – that guy was amazing.

  3. Spikebat says:

    Live hip hop? Little Brother and Edan, those cats can play live…..