Brown Sugar

This album is one of the reasons you should always check what’s inside an album sleeve. I forget what it was labelled as, but inside was this Mos Def single. I’m glad I caught it before setting it aside to be lost in the crates forever!

Yasiin Bey (born December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist from Brooklyn.

Best known for his music, Mos Def embarked on his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in a short-lived group, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul. He subsequently formed the duo Black Star, alongside fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli, and released their eponymous debut album in 1998. As a solo artist, he has released the albums Black on Both Sides in 1999, The New Danger in 2004, True Magic in 2006, and The Ecstatic in 2009.

Prior to his career in music, Mos Def entered public light as a child actor, having played roles in television movies, sitcoms, and theater. Since the early 2000s, Mos Def is well known for his roles in films such The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Italian Job, and Brown Sugar. He is also known for his portrayal of Brother Sam in the TV drama series Dexter and as the host of Def Poetry Jam, which aired in the early 2000s.

He has been vocal on several social and political causes, including the police brutality, the idea of American exceptionalism, and the subjugated state of black Americans.


Brown Sugar

Mos Def

Side One

Brown Sugar (Extra Sweet) – Scott Storch feat. Faith Evans
Brown Sugar (Fine) – Radio Mix

Side Two

Brown Sugar (Super Fine) – Megahertz Remix
Brown Sugar (Extra Sweet) – Scott Storch feat. Faith Evans Remix Instrumental
Brown Sugar (Extra Sweet) – Scott Storch feat. Faith Evans Remix A Cappella

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