Frolab Exclusive: Mos Def’s “The Ecstatic” is offically mastered

posted on April 24th 2009 in Frolaborators & Georgia Anne Muldrow & Mos Def & Music with 2 Comments

Mos Def - The Ecstatic

The anticipation for this album is immense! We’ve been lucky enough to catch up with Mos Def through many stages of recording this album over the last year & a half and last night got the final listen at mastering. WOW. Its hard to describe how good this album sounds!! My first comparison was to the first time I listened to “The Score” – singing you hadn’t heard before, music samples used in ways you hadn’t heard before, rhyme patterns you hadn’t heard before – Dante is delivering what you’ve been waiting for with this one! The tracks you’ve heard already “Quiet Dog”, “Live in Marvelous Times” and “Casa Bey” are standouts but my personal favorites are “Twilight”, “History” feat. Talib Kweli, & wait til you hear the beautiful frolaboration on Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Roses.” Then there’s one with Slick Rick & one where he does the entire song in Spanish and I don’t know what he says but its amazing. Shouts out to Preservation, Dilla, Oh No & Madlib on the beats, and to Jan Fairchild on the boards and to Bernie Grundman – the master of all mastering.

Overall review: incredible.

Mos Def - The Ecstatic

June 9th folks. And even if it leaks ahead of time, which in these days and times unfortunately you know it will, still buy this for your collection. Its most definitely been worth the wait.

May will be the official “Month of Mos” on Frolab.com so starting next week we’ll have exclusive previews of new songs and video clips from studio sessions, our recent journey to South Africa, &  from the recent Yoshi’s performances in San Francisco.

in the meantime…

Check this live audio clip of Mos performing his version of Kanye’s “Say You Will” at the Blue Note with Robert Glasper’s band “RCDC Experiment” back in January.

we frolaborate.

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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  • superbizzee

    commented on May 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Mos kills it on “Casa Bey.” Definitely lookin 4ward. Yo, is that Dondi on the album cover?

  • Claris Yearsley

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