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
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