True Magic

True Magic

by Mos Def
     
 

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Dumped on a post-Christmas/pre-New Year graveyard release date -- and, oddly, a Friday at that -- True Magic comes in a clear plastic box with no artwork, unless you count the sticker slapped onto the back. The FBI anti-piracy warning is the biggest logo on the package, and beside it, those who would like to see the credits are directed to www.mosdefmusic.com.See more details below

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Dumped on a post-Christmas/pre-New Year graveyard release date -- and, oddly, a Friday at that -- True Magic comes in a clear plastic box with no artwork, unless you count the sticker slapped onto the back. The FBI anti-piracy warning is the biggest logo on the package, and beside it, those who would like to see the credits are directed to www.mosdefmusic.com. The week the disc was released, there were no credits to be found on the site; the latest news item, in fact, was posted in early October 2005. Add to this the well-circulated rumors of Mos Def's desire to be extricated from Geffen, and the expectations are bound to be significantly lowered. No matter the circumstances, True Magic is a disappointment. There is just enough quality material ("Dollar Day," "Fake Bonanza," "There Is a Way") to make the average fan not want to wipe it memory, but the flashes of brilliance are all too scarce. It's unthinkable that Mos has nothing left in the tank for hip-hop. Here's hoping that he's saving his strength for the next release. [A clean version was also released. Note: Nearly two weeks after the album made it to stores, Geffen revealed that it would be re-released a few months later with full artwork and a slightly different track listing.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/29/2006
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602517060586
catalogNumber:
000751602
Rank:
104691

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mos Def   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Robert Blair   Composer
Greg Lake   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Julio Gutierrez   Composer
Robert Fripp   Composer
Michael Giles   Composer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels   Composer
Ian McDonald   Composer
Alvin Ranglin   Composer
Mark Richardson   Composer
Tony Romeo   Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Elijah Walker   Composer
Darryl Barnes   Composer
Minnesota   Producer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Mos Def   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Rich Harrison   Composer,Producer
DJ Epik   Producer
Joseph "Run" Simmons   Composer
Mark Knoxx   Producer
Abdul Rahman   Producer
Preservation   Producer

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