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Posted October 1, 2010
Most hip hop enthusiasts may not always follow where Mos Def wonders. With True Magic he seems to wonder all over the map, with out a definite direction. That's not exactly a bad thing though. Mos digs deeper into a much darker, introverted space. I get the feeling that the album as a whole is something of a personal nature, maybe something he's trying to settle within himself. The only way I can describe this album is like, walking into a dark alley all murky dank and cold, then all of a sudden there is a light at the end of that alley. Finally you find day light. Hardcore Mos Def fan may have a slightly difficult time deciphering this one, non the less it will be remembered either as a slump or a underground master piece. I don't feel it's a terrible album just an odd one for even the likes of Mos Def.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Mos is the Man
When it comes to inspirational, enlightening music, Mos Def is without a doubt one of the best. As opposed to the "cool rap" that is hot in the clubs, and makes you want to dance; Mos Def's music actually has a message. Unlike most rappers, who refuse to deviate from the guns, drugs, and women; Mos Def actually attempts to better humanity through his music, insomuch that one can easliy learn simply by researching some of the topics in his lyrics. Young people (especially Blacks) need more artist like Mos Def who are not afraid to hint towards unity, rather than insisting on selfish desires.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
A Little Too Underground
Mos Def set himself apart from his counterparts, sounding like nothing out there. Only this time he doesn't sound like himelf. In fact, I don't who he's trying to sound like. "True Magic" is such a different album that it probably won't be received by the underground movement as well as it should. Still, Mos Def is such a true master at creating a unusual and unique atmospherics, that it's hard to ignore his sound. The loyalty of harcore fans may determine how well the album is embraced, however "True Magic" probably won't stand up to his greatest works, like his work with Talib Kweli (Blackstar) or his 1999 album "Black On Both Sides". But this album will be remembered as a Mos Def classic. For some Mos Def fans, it may take some time to get used to his new sound.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 24, 2010
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