Mos Def – Ecstatic (Please Don’t Forget About This Album)

I was listening to some Mos Def earlier on this week and I got to thinking what his best album was. I don’t want to debate that subject so I thought I would talk about his Ecstatic album which is an album that I believed to have such an international sound. You can tell right out of the gate from track 1, Supermagic, that this is true. Continue reading

Great Expectations: Common’s “The Dreamer, The Believer”

With only a few months away from year’s end, I start to think about some of the great albums 2011 has brought and albums that still are to be released this year. One album I am hyped about is Common’s new album, “The Dreamer, The Believer”. The first two singles have been nothing short of spectacular. That damn “Blue Sky”, such a great song. Smh. Partial credit should go to long time collaborator, No I.D., who produced both singles along with the entire album. No I.D. and Common doing a full album once again. Think about it for a second. No I.D. has¬†always¬†been nice on the boards but over the past couple years his beats have been Continue reading