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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