Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mos Def & Talib Kweli- Definition

Artist: Mos Def & Talib Kweli
Title: Definition 
Album: Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star
Record Label: Rawkus
Catalog Number: 112897
Year Released: 1998

This song comes out near the conclusion of the east coast-west coast hip hop rivalry. Two great artists from Brooklyn team up in a great lyrical track which covers topics from modern day issues to philosophical issues and life in Brooklyn. Important lyrics from this song speak to the violence in hip hop “One two three/Mos Def and Talib Kweli/We came to rock it on to the tip-top/Best alliance in hip-hop, Y-O/I said, one two three/It's kind of dangerous to be an emcee/They shot Tupac and Biggie/Too much violence in hip-hop, Y-O” as the hope to send a message to end the feud in hip hop as it has already led to the deaths of 2pac and Biggie. 

Listen to Definition here

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