Apparently this track was left on the cutting room floor of the studio where Mos Def's widely acclaimed The Ecstatic was created. And that makes sense, considering "The Tournament" would have been one of the longer cuts on a record that was mostly filled with one- to three-minute tracks. But it also seems like he just took some of the ideas heard on "The Tournament," such as the "total control" concept, and used them for "On the Vista" on the Blakroc project. Luckily, though, this isn't a complete moment of musical regurgitation, so "The Tournament" remains worthy of a bonus cut if you choose to download it after streaming it at 2DopeBoyz.
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