W/ new Black Star possibly coming 2018, let's look back at Mos Def's monster verse on Re:Definition

Started by Big Dangerous, Feb 12, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Big Dangerous
    Posts: 23,855
    Likes: 46,234
    Joined: Jun 30, 2015

    Big Dangerous World Heavyweight Champion

    Feb 12, 2018

    [Mos Def]
    What, lyrically handsome, call collect a king's ransom
    Jams I write soon become the ghetto anthem
    Way out like Bruce Wayne's mansion, move like a phantom
    You'll talk about me to your grandsons
    Cats who claiming they hard be mad f--s
    So I run through 'em like flood water through sandbags
    Competition is mad, what I got, they can't have
    Sinking they ship, like Moby d-ck to Ahab
    Son I'm way past the minimum, entering millennium
    My raps will hold a gat to your back like Palestinians
    Ancient Abyssinia, sure to hold the Gideon
    Official b-boy gentlemen, long term, never the interim
    Born inside the winter wind, day after December 10
    These simpletons they mentioned in
    The synonym for feminine
    Sweeter than some cinnamon
    The Danish rings by Entenmann's
    Rush up on adrenaline, they get they a----s sent to them
    (Gentlemen) you got a tenement, well then assemble it!
    Leave your unit trembling like herds of moving elephant
    Intelligent embellishment, follow for your element
    From Flatbush settlement, skin possesses melanin
    Hotter than tales of crack peddling, making em WOOP
    Like blue gelatin, swing like Duke Ellington
    Broader than Barrington Levy, believe me
    The hot Apache red who burn down your chief teepee
    You see me?

    Mar 5, 2021
  2. TimmyT
    Posts: 4,860
    Likes: 5,597
    Joined: Mar 7, 2011

    TimmyT Beatrix Kiddo

    Feb 12, 2018
    this is one of the best verses on this album, which is saying a lot because this album is full of good verses. this album is a joy to listen to. i wish i could hear it for the first time again. i miss these days
    Mar 5, 2021
  3. Trackz
    Posts: 9,201
    Likes: 15,873
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011

    Trackz BARCODE

    Feb 12, 2018
    I'm gonna play this album in full a few times until the new album drops.
    Mar 5, 2021
  4. Ordinary Joel
    Posts: 28,080
    Likes: 68,591
    Joined: Mar 23, 2015
    Location: South Australia

    Ordinary Joel Found a new way to flow

    Feb 28, 2018
    His verse on Thieves in the Night is the best verse on the whole album imo
    Ricky likes this.
    Ricky likes this.
    Mar 5, 2021
  5. Sav Stanfield
    Posts: 7,151
    Likes: 18,381
    Joined: Feb 15, 2011

    Sav Stanfield Moderator

    Feb 28, 2018
    i f---in love this song
    Mar 5, 2021
  6. Ricky
    Posts: 28,341
    Likes: 65,402
    Joined: Jul 15, 2015

    Ricky FEEL.

    Feb 28, 2018
    "You'll talk about me to your grandsons"

    h--- yes I will.
    Sav Stanfield and Ordinary Joel like this.
    Sav Stanfield and Ordinary Joel like this.
    Mar 5, 2021