Mos Definitely?

 |  September 27, 2010
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As we reported, Kanye West penned the cover story (about himself) for the latest issue of XXL. What we didn’t know at the time was that a promotional piece entitled ‘Monsters, Inc.” was run inside the October issue featuring an updated G.O.O.D Music roster.  It looks like Mos Def and singer Charlie Wilson are the latest to sign to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music conglomerate.  In the ad, the roster of artists present an image of aspiring to be the modern day Rat Pack, as each member dresses the part of the Rosewood Movement.    On a subsequent page, an brief paragraph is written about Mos Def’s relation to G.O.O.D., reading:

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Just as Kanye returned to his roots to scoop up Common, he recently recruited his buddy Brooklyn rapper/singer/actor Mos Def into the GOOD Music fold. Long regarded as a formidable talent by underground devotees and mainstream fans alike, Mos appeared on “Two Words” (from Kanye’s 2005 The College Dropout) and “Drunk and Hot Girls” (from KW’s 2007 Graduation). Since his 1999 solo debut, Black on Both Sides, Mos has increasingly been pushed – whether by generational choices or self-exile – to the fringes of indie, alternative hip hop. Maybe it will take Kanye to reign him in.

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Mos and Kanye’s professional relationship dates back to Kanye’s College Dropout debut (“Two Words”) although it’s likely the two knew each other long before, as Yeezy’s good friend, 88-Keys worked on Black Star’s debut.  Recently, the two collaborated for the G.O.O.D. Friday joint, “Lord Lord Lord.”

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