Album: The Ecstatic
Artist: Mos Def
Label: Downtown Records
Due Out: June 9th
Admittedly, this year has been fairly barren thus far, in regards to notable/high-quality rap/hip hop releases. Enter Mos Def. Probably one of the most anticipated releases in the genre this year, The Ecstatic is classic Mos Def, with his original and recognizable lyrical delivery, and broad cast of contributors making for something both thought-provoking and dance-worthy. Overall, Def's beats here are some of the best you'll witness in 2009, as a new, more club-friendly backing track seems to accompany some songs. Whether you're new to the artist, or a longtime listener, I can tell you, you'll find this one worthy of a continuous loop throughout your summer playlist.
The Ecstatic begins with Supermagic, first a social statement…