Mos Def (Yasiin) on Hip-Hop

A friend of mine once told me that art, rather than being an end unto itself, is actually a tool that works on the artist, that each work an artist creates shapes them much like a chisel shapes a statue. In this view, the actual work of art can be seen as almost inconsequential once … Continue reading

Quiet Dog, Bite Hard… (I will sell you Mos Def)

As embarrassing as it is to acknowledge my extreme fondness for Mos Def after Stuff White People Like exposed just how typical such a fondness is in white folk like myself, I would nevertheless like to bellow the virtue of the man, using as my example one of his songs in particular. Embedded below are … Continue reading