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Black on Both Sides is the debut solo album of American rapper Mos Def, released October 12, 1999 on Rawkus Records. Black on Both Sides features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially-conscious lyrics. On February 2, 2000, the album was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), following sales in excess of 500,000 copies.

Talib Kweli (one-half of Black Star with Mos Def) and Busta Rhymes are the only main rappers to be… read more



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  • rating 8/10
  • classic album, defines hip hop.
  • I actually prefer this to Black Star
  • Perfect album
  • Very good album! GOAT
  • i love them singing beats a lot though
  • @reort yes, you are the only one.
  • Really cool album.
  • Milestone.
  • Classic.

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