“Simmer Down, Simmer Down Now”

By: 06.11.09  •  18 Comments

Words by Jesse H.

In continuing with his energized and welcome return to the realm of rapping music, Mos Def’s been hitting the television circuit as he performed “Quiet Dog” on The David Letterman Show and  “Casa Bey” from his upcoming The Ecstatic on Tuesday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, backed by The Roots.

Not surprisingly, the live band transition made for a slick expanded instrumental with the added bonus of Black Thought’s underrated accentual singing.

Mos rocked the delivery too, impressively ad-libbing while singing and hitting every flow transition with impeccable timing. Hit the break for the footage.

Mos Def Performs “Quiet Dog” On Letterman 6/8/09

Mos Def Performs “Casa Bey” On Jimmy Fallon 6/9/09

And here are the winners of The Ecstatic Giveaway.



And the Grand Prize Winner: Mr. Smart Guy

Mos Def: The Ecstatic Liner Notes [Via Frolab]


Ali Vegas Feat. Glen Lewis – The Block

STIX – Shining Star

Fashawn – The Outer City

Illecism – Day N Nite Freestyle

Jojo Pellegrino – The Reaper

Finale – Paid Homage (J Dilla Tribute)

Will Roush – 21st Birthday

DG Yola, Gucci Mane & OJ Da Juiceman – Tall Rims

OJ Da Juiceman, DG Yola & Gucci Mane – Just Re’d Up (Via DGB)


Previously Posted — Mos Def – “Casa Bey” Video

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