Black on Both Sides

Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
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Based on 6 reviews
1999 Ratings: #3 / 98
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Based on 156 ratings
1999 Ratings: #5
October 12, 1999 / Release Date
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Rawkus / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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YungNoodle
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Atrocityblubber
96
Fucking legendary

One of the greatest rap albums to come out of the late 90s is yasiin's debut and it's a debut that's hard to top. So this album shows mos's talent his lyricism on here is stellar and at times he likes to sing. And sure it could break the album at times but these singy moments are still great espically UMI says which is such a powerful song.

And all The features on this album despite only being like 3 features.Are still a great addition cause busta on Do it now is insane ... read more
ieatcheesepie
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amygoodall
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Jack
86
Classic, but I do have a couple gripes with this album. The album is a little bloated, and some songs (2 or 3) are basically just like 4 minute interlude's which definitely lose my attention to the album and take me out of it. Also Mos sort of lets the beat rock a lot for 1 or 2 minutes at a time and sometimes just talks as intros and outros of songs for a long time which again takes me out of the album and loses my attention. Mos is amazing though and this album is a certified classic. If the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Fear Not Of Man 
  2. Hip Hop 
  3. Love 
  4. Ms. Fat Booty 
  5. Speed Law 
  6. Do It Now 
  7. Got 
  8. UMI Says 
  9. New World Water 
  10. Rock N Roll 
  11. Know That 
  12. Climb 
  13. Brooklyn
  14. Habitat
  15. Mr. Nigga 
  16. Mathematics 
  17. May-December
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