May 9, 2009

Mos Def - Casa Bey

New Mos Def! Note from the label:

It's been a long time coming, but the new Mos Def album, The Ecstatic, will finally come out on June 9th through Downtown, featuring guest spots from Talib Kweli and Slick Rick and production from Oh No, Chad Hugo, Mad Lib, Mr. Flash and the late J. Dilla, among others. We're excited to premiere the new single, "Casa Bey," this morning, a track based on a sample of Banda Black Rio's "Casa Forte," with Mos doing his mile-a-minute word dance on top. The story behind the beat has it that on a recent trip to South America, Mos linked up with well-known Brazilian rapper MV Bill, who gave him a tape with "Casa Forte" on it. Bowled over by the song, when Mos came home he turned to DJ Preservation and Dante Smith to (barely) cut it up into a beat, forming the instrumental. Great sample, great song, and the promise of a new Mos Def album. Helloooooo Friday.
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