RCRD LBL has the debut of a truly wonderful new track by Mos Def, the inspirational, emotion-jerker "Life in Marvelous Times." Always one of the more intellectually-minded rappers (despite his performance as the near-illiterate rapper Big Blak Africa in Bamboozled), Mos Def mixes fierce rapping with delicate singing in a wonder of a song, a perfect track to kick off the Obama era for hip-hop. If only all hip-hop songs could be as touching as this.
Mos Def’s new album, The Ecstatic, will be released on February 9.
Listen to "Life in Marvelous Times" by Mos Def here.