Mos Def's debut is definitely one to have a look at. Black on Both Sides is the kind of album that you can easily listen from start to finish without skipping a song, as all the beats are great and the rapper's contribution is always good too.
The album has really got amazing songs, including some of my personal favorites such as "Love", "Ms. Fat Booty" of course, a true classic, or "Got". The ending instrumental "May-December" is also probably one of the best instrumentals I've ever heard on a hip-hop album, the kind of song you put on replay without ever getting bored.
So basically, I truly recommend Black on Both Sides, as it is an amazing piece of art. Full stop.
If you like Talib Kweli (Quality...etc) but still haven't heard any of Mos Def's material, go for it. Now.
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Vinyl, Import, 17 March 2015
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- Product Dimensions : 30.48 x 32 x 2.54 cm; 226.8 Grams
- Manufacturer : RAWKUS ENTERTAINMENT
- Manufacturer reference : 2245901
- Original Release Date : 2015
- Run time : 1 hour and 11 minutes
- Label : RAWKUS ENTERTAINMENT
- ASIN : B00S64UT8U
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: 7,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Black On Both Sides reissued on vinyl, comes as part of a new batch of classic hip-hop Back To Black reissues as a celebration of the genre. Presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl and includes a download card.
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Superb albumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2014
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One of the best hiphop albums ever mad.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2016
A must have for anybody that understands and appreciates classic hiphop from one of the best mcs to ever pic up a mic. Its a shame todays rappers/mc's aren't as talented or as gifted.
ClassicReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 March 2020
One of the best older albums of mos def!!
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 December 2016
Classic. Shame he hasn't returned to form since this & New Danger.
replacement copyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 April 2014
Purchased this as a replacement for my hubby. He loves this album and says it is a must have for the collection. He has a wide Musical genre over all styles.