"Black On Both Sides" - Mos Def
Mos Def at his eloquent best in 1999 (shame about the 'Italian Job'). The rhymes really do amaze and illuminate - the beats are pure magic with some real humour and surprises worked in - essential Broolyn underground... DJ Root
"True Magic" - Mos Def
Following up the outstanding Black On Both Sides was always gonna be tuff - this not as consistently great, but still streets ahead of most of the competition - loose rocky, funky and retro beats - Mos positive and sharp on the mic - superior hip-hop......