Sometimes it’s not just a song that shapes you. It’s an album. (Remember those??) Times have changed. But I do remember buying this CD in a record store during a trip to LA. with money saved from my allowance. Gosh this album changed me. This changed me. Mos Def x Talib Kweli forever. I thank the soul who uploaded the full album online. Pass it on.
Slum Village on a Sunday x
Peace before everything / God before anything / Love before anything / Real before everything…
Before he was Yasiin Bey, he was Mos Def. He’s of the artists that I can look back on and still appreciate the music he created as if it were released today. Priority (from The Ecstatic) is one of those songs.
well your prayers will be heard / the moment you start believing
Adding more sections as the weeks progress, currently listening to “Gunshot” by Lykke Li.