For the first time in over three years, Mos Def delivered us his vision of hip-hop, and multiple Brooklyn shout-outs, this time with Grammy nominated The Ecstatic. With his best release in nearly a decade; the 2000’s proved a better era for acting than writing lyrics, Mos-Def chose one of hip-hop’s best directorial duos, Coodie and Chike, to work on his most recent video for single “History”.
Coodie and Chiki have collaborated for videos such as Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” and “Two Words” (feat. Mos Def). Coodie and Chike continue their use of black and white videography, New York City Skylines, and archived footage to seemingly convey the connection and influence these artists share with early hip-hop. Not to go unmentioned, the single also highlights another great collaboration between fellow Black Star emcees Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
Mos Def upcoming tour dates below; Tickets available here.
Mos Def 2010 Tour Dates:
01/07 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
01/23 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
01/27 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus *
01/30 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theater Times Square *
02/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
* = w/ DOOM