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Mos Def - Black On Both Sides [2LP]

$46.00

Tracklist: 1 Fear Not Of Man 2 Hip Hop  3 Love 4 Ms. Fat Booty 5 Speed Law 6 Do It Now [feat. Busta Rhymes] 7 Got 8 UMI Says 9...

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Tracklist:

1 Fear Not Of Man [Explicit]
2 Hip Hop [Explicit]  
3 Love [Explicit]
4 Ms. Fat Booty [Explicit]
5 Speed Law [Explicit]
6 Do It Now [feat. Busta Rhymes] [Explicit]
7 Got [Explicit]
8 UMI Says [Explicit]
9 New World Water [Explicit]
10 Rock N Roll [Explicit]
11 Know That [feat. Talib Kweli] [Explicit]
12 Climb [feat. Vinia Mojica] [Explicit]
13 Brooklyn [Explicit]
14 Habitat [Explicit]
15 Mr. Nigga [feat. Q-Tip] [Explicit]
16 Mathematics [Explicit]
17 May-December [Explicit]

Black on Both Sides is the debut album of American rapper Mos Def, released on October 12, 1999, by Rawkus Records. Prior to the album's recording, Mos Def had collaborated with rapper Talib Kweli for the duo's studio album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998), which raised high expectations for a solo effort. Black on Both Sides features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics. On February 2, 2000, the album was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), following sales in excess of 500,000 copies.

Talib Kweli (one-half of Black Star with Mos Def), Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes are the only main rappers to be featured on the album. Kweli raps the second and final verse of "Know That", while Busta goes back and forth with Mos on "Do It Now". Q-Tip helps sing the chorus on "Mr. Nigga" but doesn't deliver a verse. The lyrics Q-Tip recites are similar to his previously stated lyrics on A Tribe Called Quest's "Sucka Nigga". Vinia Mojica (who is known for singing on Native Tongues songs) also sings a duet with Mos Def on the song "Climb".