New York rapper Mos Def drops his fourth solo album, The Ecstatic. Making his official debut on Downtown Records, the Brooklyn-bred emcee's latest album features the single "Life in Marvelous Times." The project follows up his 2006 Geffen release, True Magic.
New York rapper Mos Def drops his fourth solo album, The Ecstatic. Making his official debut on Downtown Records, the Brooklyn-bred emcee's latest album features the single "Life in Marvelous Times." The project follows up his 2006 Geffen release, True Magic.
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Ecstatic

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Format: CD
Label: DOWNTOWN
Catalog: 70055
Genre: Rap/HipHop
Rel. Date: 06/09/2009
UPC: 878037005523

Ecstatic
Artist: Mos Def
Format: CD
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New York rapper Mos Def drops his fourth solo album, The Ecstatic. Making his official debut on Downtown Records, the Brooklyn-bred emcee's latest album features the single "Life in Marvelous Times." The project follows up his 2006 Geffen release, True Magic.

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''The Ecstatic'' is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Mos Def, released June 9, 2009 on Downtown Records. The album was recorded during 2007 to 2009, and production was handled by J Dilla, Mr. Flash, Madlib, Mos Def, Oh No, Preservation, and The Neptunes. ''The Ecstatic'' features samples of several diverse musical styles, including soul, Afrobeat, jazz, funk, and Latin music, and has been noted by music writers for its "out-of-the-crates" samples.

The album debuted at number nine on the U.S. ''Billboard'' 200 chart, selling 39,000 copies in its first week. It serves as Mos Def's second highest charting album to date. Upon its release, ''The Ecstatic'' received general acclaim from most music critics, and it earned Mos Def a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. ''Rolling Stone'' magazine named it the seventeenth best album of 2009. - Wikipedia