I watched “Be Kind Rewind” last night and I was reminded how much like Mos Def as an actor. I loved Mos Def in “The Italian Job” and think he did a good job in this film as well. He is a much better actor than Andre Benjamin. I did like Andre-3000 in “Four Brothers,” but I watched “Semi-Pro” a month ago and that movie was a stinker. I guess I should get to discussing my pick for “Song Of The Day,” I was really close to posting Mos Def’s “Ms. Fat Booty” only to have pervs find the site and like what they see.
Black Star is a duo that consists of Mos Def and Talib Kweli. The entire album reminds me of the summer of 1999 when my friend, Mixin’ Nate, bought it and listened to it in his Mazda that entire summer. I didn’t know much about either of the guys then, but I have became a fan since that summer. Kweli could be considered as one of the best lyricists in hip-hop today (with Common coming in at a close second). Black Star have been “working” on a new album for awhile and something should be done within the next couple years. They have guest-starred on each other’s albums and a new Black Star album would be very popular.
Here is Black Star’s video for “Definition.”