Download: Steely Chan – Mos World (Mixtape)
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A funky friday, y’all- first and foremost.
Times are hard on the boulevard for everybody, we know it. That’s why we’re ok with the Gods to release some gracious and mind-easing stuff today, to keep it up correctly.
Let us introduce to you the perfect match between the man once known as Mos Def and Lee Fields and The Expressions. This is a nice free download brought to us by the likes of Steely Chan.
This production duo from Vancouver, currently based in Toronto, releases every week a new remix compilation available for free download. Steeped in the source material of hip hop beat culture, their music is way enjoyable for such a friday: strong rhythms and a healthy dose of funk, which is the least we can ask for.
Mos World combines the rhyme stylings of the mighty Mos Def with soulful instrumentation from Lee Fields & The Expressions’ “My World” album (2009, Truth & Soul Records). The result is an inspired adaptation of deep soul balladry from the 60s and 70s for the ears of crate-digging hip hop headz. As brother Chan puts it, they “(…) think the sound will appeal to indie hip hop fans, rare groove soul-revivalists, mashup lovers and everyone in between.”
We agree, dude. Go grab the stuff here and enjoy.
Tracklist below, as a bonus.
Out like getting fresh for the weekend.
1. Bush Babees, Mos Def, Lee Fields & The Expressions – Last Love Song
2. Mos Def, Lee Fields & The Expressions – Honey Beef
3. Mos Def, Lee Fields &The Expressions – Fat Booty Expressions
4. Mos Def, Lee Fields &The Expressions – My Travellin Man World
5. Highy & Mighty, Skillz, Mos Def, Lee Fields – B-Boy Is King
6. Mos Def, Lee Fields & The Expressions – Mathematical Ladies
7. Mos Def, Lee Fields & The Expressions – Work Out These Moments
8. Black Star, Lee Fields & The Expressions – Bright Star Comes And Goes
9. The Roots, Common, Mos Def, Lee Fields – Do You Love Hurricane?