Mos Def - Brooklyn





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Published on Feb 13, 2008

Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American rapper and actor. Mos Def started his rap career as a member of the Native Tongue Posse collective and by guesting on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He released a well-received album with Talib Kweli as Black Star, and was a major force in the late 1990s underground hip hop explosion spearheaded by Rawkus Records. His name comes from his frequent use of an abbreviated 'mos def' in place of the words "most definitely".

Initially recognized for his musical output, Def's screen work since the early 2000s has established him as one of only a handful of rappers who have garnered critical approval for their acting work. Def is also an outspoken critic on social and political issues, and was particularly vocal in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Matt Katar
GOOD MORNIIIIIIIIIING VIETNAAAM. Love this killing beat... 2:07
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NYC Gomez 〽
Listening to Mos Def makes me feel unique, my friends have no idea of mos def
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The fact that this album still hasen't gon' platinum bothers the shit out of my brain. WHY, GOD... WHY!?
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My favorite part of the whole song is 0:00-2:07. The beat is amazing.
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2:08 the beat tho <3333333
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I just realized that this song and the one that follows it on the album, Habitat, are two different sides of the same song, the outsiders view of Brooklyn, and then his own look at Brooklyn based on his experience growing up there. Pretty fucking deep man.
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Bruno Rita
0:11 - 0:31 Under the bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Brooklyn my habitat the place where I happened at.
rip 2pac these songs you made are godly
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