Friday, May 8, 2009

Mos Def - Casa Bey

It's been a long time coming, but the new Mos Def album, Casa Bey, will finally come out on June 9th through Downtown, featuring guest spots from Talib Kweli and Slick Rick and production from Oh No, Chad Hugo, Mad Lib, Mr. Flash and the late J. Dilla, among others.

We're stoked to premiere the new single and title track this A.M, a song based on a sample of Banda Black Rio's "Casa Forte" with Mos doing his mile-a-minute word dance over top. The story behind the beat has it that on a recent trip to South America, Mos linked up with well-known Brazilian rapper MV Bill, who gave him a tape with "Casa Forte" on it. Bowled over by the track, when Mos came home, he turned to DJ Preservation and Dante Smith to (barely) cut it up into a beat, forming the instrumental.

DOWNLOAD: Mos Def - Casa Bey

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