Mos Def is a damn fine musician
That's right I said musician not 'rapper'. Not that rapping is bad it's just that this boy has mad skills that 'rapper' just doesn't cover.
As Ian over at blawg.com noticed:
Mos Def has this new rap/rock/funk thing happening that should quickly rid the earth of bad mook-rawk bands, a la Limp Bizkit, et al. Featuring Will Calhoun (former Living Color), Doug Wimbish (studio bassist extrordinaire), Bernie Worrel (P-Funk keyboardist), and Dr. Know (ex-Bad Brains), the new rekkid is called "Jack Johnson," and should be dropping soon. Check Napster early and often.
I couldn't agree more.