The New Danger [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
When it takes you five years to follow up a debut of near-landmark stature, you're setting yourself up for failure. Mos Def's second solo album is not disastrous, but it's a sprawling, overambitious mess. A handful of songs from this 75-minute affair feature Black Jack Johnson, the rock band Mos set up with some very respected musicians: bassist Doug Wimbish Sugar Hill house band, Living Colour, drummer Will Calhoun Living Colour, guitarist Dr. Know Bad Brains, and keyboardist Bernie Worrell Parliament/Funkadelic. Unsurprisingly, the hottest moments tend to come when Mos sticks to what he does best. One slight exception to this is "Modern Marvel," a nine-minute suite ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
When it takes you five years to follow up a debut of near-landmark stature, you're setting yourself up for failure. Mos Def's second solo album is not disastrous, but it's a sprawling, overambitious mess. A handful of songs from this 75-minute affair feature Black Jack Johnson, the rock band Mos set up with some very respected musicians: bassist Doug Wimbish Sugar Hill house band, Living Colour, drummer Will Calhoun Living Colour, guitarist Dr. Know Bad Brains, and keyboardist Bernie Worrell Parliament/Funkadelic. Unsurprisingly, the hottest moments tend to come when Mos sticks to what he does best. One slight exception to this is "Modern Marvel," a nine-minute suite smeared with a series of Marvin Gaye samples. Mos sings in whispers he makes Pharrell sound like Luther, but he has the required spirit, momentum floats in as easy as a light breeze, and then the MC shifts into goose pimple-raising mode. Throughout the whole thing, his conviction is apparent.
The Associated Press
Splitting the difference between hip-hop and clichéd riff-rock, Mos pulls them off surprisingly well - his singing on "The Beggar" is genuinely moving. Jake O’Connell
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498640227
  • Catalog Number: 000355802
  • Sales rank: 33,212

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Boogie Man Song (2:23)
  2. 2 Freaky Black Greetings (2:20)
  3. 3 Ghetto Rock (3:53)
  4. 4 Zimzallabim (3:41)
  5. 5 The Rape Over (1:34)
  6. 6 Blue Black Jack (5:47)
  7. 7 Bedstuy Parade & Funeral March (4:32)
  8. 8 Sex, Love & Money (4:09)
  9. 9 Sunshine (4:25)
  10. 10 Close Edge (3:10)
  11. 11 The Panties (4:11)
  12. 12 War (3:07)
  13. 13 Grown Man Business (Fresh Vintage Bottles) (3:24)
  14. 14 Modern Marvel (9:19)
  15. 15 Life Is Real (3:11)
  16. 16 The Easy Spell (5:32)
  17. 17 The Beggar (5:19)
  18. 18 Champion Requiem (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mos Def Primary Artist, Piano, Drums
Bernie Worrell Leader
Shuggie Otis Guitar
Will Calhoun Percussion, Drums
Doug Wimbish Bass
Raphael Saadiq Bass, Guitar
Dante G. Smith Vocals
Gary Miller Guitar
Technical Credits
Paul Oscher Composer
Easy Mo Bee Producer
Ron Saint Germain Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
Raphael Saadiq Producer
Minnesota Producer
Jan Fairchild Engineer, Guitar Engineer
Mos Def Composer, Producer, Art Direction, Instrumentation
Kanye West Producer
88-Keys Producer
Warryn Campbell Composer, Producer
Psycho Les Producer
The Molecules Producer
Black Jack Johnson Composer
Bruce Buechner Engineer
John Tanksley Engineer
Dylan Margerum Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Boris M.D. Composer
Superstar Dave Dar Engineer, Vocal Engineer
El Bey The Moor Executive Producer
That Man Fran Flannery Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dangerous

    Mos Def took a hugh step foward, discovering/creating a new band (Black Jack Johnson), and in the process revamping his sound. Mos dove deeper into the blues mixing it up with hip-hop and his signature sing-song type vocals. About this time, "The New Danger" is where Mos Def is in a holding pattern, and he executes his style with easy. This is his most refreshing album to date.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jack Johnson Without A Punch

    The problem with this record is not that it fails to experiment with hip-hop, but rather, it boasts without any real substance to back it up. His lyrics lack focus and often suffer from heavy self-adulation. Whereas Common sounds more like his own instrument on Electric Circus, Mos Def presents himself as an impression of the real thing. In this case, its musical artistry from the band Living Colour. In regards to overall production, Black Jack Johnson should have backed Mos Def for the entire album as opposed to five or six tracks. Mos Def is clearly a talented individual, but as it stands, The New Danger has too many good ideas that fall short of being great. Don't bite the bait. {Check for "Ghetto Rock", "Sunshine", & "War"}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He IS The Most Beautiful Boogie Man!

    You all can stop hating now! Mos, is innovative , enlightening and creative! I love the album, and can't believe so many of you can't open up your ears. and minds. Step out of your comfort zone for a moment! To Mos- Brooklyn What up! Big ups Keep doing your thang!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worst Album I've ever paid for

    No, its not innovative to try so hard to be different that you end up just being wierd and hard to listen to. Of all the odd things on this album, I came away most with a whole lot of EGO. Get over yourself, Mos and stick to what you do exceedingly well. Black Jack Johnson is an insult to the fabulous musical careers of those who played for this record.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen for yourself

    I hate that only outkast is able to "be different." When i first listened to this cd i was dissappointed, but after a few days i was hooked. Mos Def is an artist. This Cd isn't experiemental it's just good music. If you get to the root of the music and lyrics it is innovative and fresh. Listen for yourself!!! But listen with no expectations of anything you have heard or is listening to.. Have an open approach and you will love it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mos Definitely Disappointing

    This album, in comparison with his other work, is pretty bad. It sounds like it was produced in somebody's basement and the overall feel of the album is totally different than the usually empowering jams he creates. Not recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mos Def is THE NEW DANGER!

    I loved this tight sprawling Cd. Mos Def is Brave, Refreshing Rap that just does'nt lay there and stagnate! This production is a sonic boom! I loved every song on this Cd. I was just forced to listen intently because of the sheer artistry,talent, creativity and brilliance of this Cd! I got my monies worth and then some. I know why Mos Def is called a Renaissance Man!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    most dissapointing

    Waited a long time for this one. And when it's finally here ... very dissapointing. The Roots and Talib do a better job and are more productive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disagree

    I think this album is a reflection of Mos.. Mos Def incarnate.. He's the kind of cat that's gonna push the envelope and question everything. Even stagnant considerations of what HIP HOP should be.. what it should sound like. He has to do what he does and he's done it well.. Black Rock Coalition and all. As good as Common's Electric Circus. Time for the culture to grow up..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Danger is what Hip Hop needs right now....

    I've rocked to a lot of hip-hop in my day (mainly east coast) and this is vintage Mos Def. There are a couple of songs that I don't care for ...but the bulk of the album is poppin'. Maybe some of the critics just don't like the fact that it doesn't sound like everything else on the radio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mos Def Garbage

    This album is experimental, with Mos Def combining Rock & Rap! Fans of Mos Def should be leary of this approach because it has not been succesful for other artist (Q Tip - Kamaal The Abstract), this eclectic formula just failed for Common and surely will be a easily forgotten CD. I am extremly dissapointed at the musical selection that Mos Def use after having so long to perfect a CD! This is no where near the level that he acheived w/ Blackstar or on "Black on Both Sides".

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    Posted March 9, 2009

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    Posted November 9, 2008

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    Posted August 11, 2009

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