And why wouldn’t he? Mos doesn’t need to rap, or sing. But, he loves both, and had the option of joining the one man who’s actually getting things done in Hip-Hop and has the game’s most anticipated album dropping in November. Good Ass Job? Nah, this is a G.O.O.D. ass year for Mr. West.
“The Brooklyn MC and West talk about the deal and break down their musical relationship in the October issue of XXL, which comes out on Tuesday and features a Kanye cover story. And Mos Def makes an appearance on West’s G.O.O.D. Friday single “Lord, Lord, Lord,” along with Swizz Beatz, Raekwon and singer Charlie Wilson. Mos’ decision to join G.O.O.D. Music follows the release of his last album, The Ecstatic, on indie label Downtown Records in 2009.” [MTV]
Not only has this innocent’s promo campaign taken over the Interweb, the VMAs and Twitter, but he just added the Mos Def to an all-star roster already consisting of Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Mr. Hudson, GLC, Consequence & John Legend.
Don’t call it a comeback.