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Mos Def Still Wants To Battle Jay-Z Or Kanye

I think we ignored this story when it first broke. But thankfully, Mos Def still wants to battle rap’s big dawgs. But as he tells Angie Martinez, it ain’t that simple.

At around 7:30 mark:

He explains he wants this to happen in New Orleans Dec 30-31 for charity:

2 Marching Bands (Morgan State vs. Grambling)

2 DJs (Kid Capri vs Biz Markie)

2 Breaker Crew (Korea vs. France)

2 Battles of The Beats (Kanye vs Swizz)

5 Man Rap Team Battle

Captain: Mos Def & his partners: Black Thought, MF Doom, Jay Electronica and Nas


Captain: Jay-Z or Kanye and either one’s four.

For rap supremacy!

Yup this dude has lost his mind.

10 Million Pot. 5 Mil To Charity.


Link 2 (More shouts-out to Dame)

Sidebar: Recent interview with Interview.

Slaughterhouse Listening Session


I missed last night’s rap supergroup event (My bad, Haitian Mike) but luckily The Maguire was there and got some footage. Your guide to the following: Snipe talk. Wavy talk. Bandaged thumb. It’s the Real shout-out. Mouse likes “D.O.A.” especially last verse. Louie bag murses. Crooked I chomps on cobb salad. And Royce rambles off the record. Yup, sad I missed all that. Ha!

Spotted: 2DB

Kid Cudi Explains Why His Album Isn’t All Kanye

That ain’t Lord Tariq.

Scotty 2 Hotty (You can’t pause my ‘rasslin’ reference) shares his views on creating his own sound in the latest V60.

VIBE: You could easily relax and let Kanye produce your entire album. Why are you looking elsewhere?

Well, if I had an album that was all produced by Kanye West, it would just sound like Kid Cudi and Kanye West. It wouldn’t be just Kid Cudi and the funniest thing is that artists don’t understand that being a new artist is about developing your own sound and not conforming to what another motherfucker who is established has. I’m not going to conform to the Kanye sound. I’m trying to make a Kid Cudi sound, so the next person that comes, motherfuckers can compare him to me and it inspires him to be like, Nah, this is my sound. He can just make his own shit. It’s a chain reaction. I want to inspire kids to be better than me. 

We don’t believe you, Kanye’s producing too many people. Ha! j/k