Mos Def

Mos Def

Dante Terrell Smith is an American actor and MC known by the stage name Mos Def. Regarded as one of the most insightful artists of our time, musician, activist and actor Mos Def has captured the attention of critics and audiences alike with a celebrated body of work that has crossed all artistic genres—from music to the Broadway stage, film and television. Mos Def started his hip hop career in a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. With Talib Kweli, he formed the duo Black Star, who released the album Black Star in 1998. He was a major force in the late 1990s underground hip hop explosion spearheaded by Rawkus Records. As a solo artist he has released the albums Black on Both Sides in 1999, The New Danger in 2004, and True Magic in 2006.

The Ecstatic, his fourth solo effort, was released June 9, 2009 on Downtown Records. The album was recorded during 2007 to 2009, and production was handled by J Dilla, Mr. Flash, Madlib, Mos Def, Oh No, Preservation, and The Neptunes. The Ecstatic features samples of several diverse musical styles, including soul, Afrobeat, jazz, funk, and Latin music, and has been noted by music writers for its "out-of-the-crates" samples.

Title Album Genre Tools
Supermagic The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Quiet Dog (Bite Hard) The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Priority (Instrumental) The Ecstatic (Instrumental) Hip-Hop/Rap
Roses The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Casa Bey The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Workers Comp The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
No Hay Nada Mas The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Pretty Dancer The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Wahid The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Priority The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Twilite Speedball The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Pistola The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Quiet Dog (Bite Hard) (Instrumental) The Ecstatic (Instrumental) Hip-Hop/Rap
The Embassy The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Auditorium (feat. Slick Rick) The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
History (feat. Talib Kweli) The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Life In Marvelous Times The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
Revelations The Ecstatic Hip-Hop/Rap
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