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Frolab EXCLUSIVE: Mos Def speaks on DOOM

posted on March 25th 2009 in Culture Capture Champs & Doc's & Flix & DOOM & Frolaborators & LA & Mos Def & Music with 12 Comments

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTBIvIDnnv8

In honor of DOOM week here at Frolab, and in anticipation of the new Ecstatic album coming soon from Mos Def, we share with you some studio moments with Mos dissecting his favorite DOOM lyrics. In addition to a challenge to Weezy (hilarious), Mos talks about why he respects the Supervillain’s approach to hip hop and mentions some of his early influences.

“Every week is mystery meat!”

Greg "Cognito" Barr first entered the hip hop world as a dancer during the early 1990s in the DC metro area. Later his love for hip hop brought him to Atlanta, GA where he formed the underground group massinfluence. With massinfluence, the relationships within the music industry grew both here in the US and abroad during their many European tours with the likes of the Company Flow, Beat Junkies, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Blackstar and many others. Also during these years is when Cognito, also known as "Nito", put his mark in hip hop iconography by introducing his line of t-shirts "Nonstop Hip Hop" which was featured in classic video by De La Soul and Jeru the Damaja. Over the past 10 years, Nito has captured classic footage of some of hip hops greatest, including Jay Z, Mos Def, The Gorillaz, Nikka Costa, MF DOOM, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and The Roots. Recently, Cognito shot and compiled 4 years of concert and behind the scenes footage of Talib Kweli for a still to be released documentary.

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  • @s@d

    commented on March 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Damn, I miss memorizing lyrics to songs!!!!

  • Sibu

    commented on March 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

    great to see a lyrical mcees giving dues to another, gotta say I cant wait to see Mos Def in South Africa in a couple of weeks.

  • l. shaw

    commented on March 26, 2009 at 2:21 am

    this is exactly how i explain to people why i like doom so fucking much….i mean god damn every bar is nothin’ but jewel after jewel

  • PANCAKES!

    commented on March 26, 2009 at 5:39 am

    This is why I always laugh and scratch my head when cats say they aint feelin DOOM at all…….and unfortunatly I know alot of cats who say that. DOOM is always spittin the illest shit and always has some of the craziest beatz! Mad props Mos on being up on DOOM!

  • Broad Street Bastid

    commented on March 26, 2009 at 10:10 am

    DOPE AS FUCK! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.

  • Glitterati_Duane

    commented on March 26, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Couldn’t have said it better. Doom’s a beast

  • Michael L

    commented on March 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    No question, two of the mc’s that make me still love hip hop, but who is going to step up and say it clearly: not cool to have the song Batty Boys on your album in 2009.

  • Daryle Lockhart

    commented on March 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I, too, bought that record for the same reason. I haven’t opened it YET. I play the CD and mp3s all the time, and love the new album.

  • コピー ブランド

    commented on January 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    fare !!

  • ティファニー

    commented on August 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I, too, bought that record for the same reason. I haven’t opened it YET. I play the CD and mp3s all the time, and love the new album.

  • ビルケンシュトック

    commented on August 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    No question, two of the mc’s that make me still love hip hop, but who is going to step up and say it clearly: not cool to have the song Batty Boys on your album in 2009.

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