Mos Dub

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Mos Dub
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Remix album by
ReleasedApril 6th, 2010
GenreHip hop, Reggae[1]
LabelSelf-released
ProducerMax Tannone

Mos Dub is a mashup album of Mos Def and various classic reggae samples[2] that was mixed and produced by New York producer Max Tannone. The album was officially released to download on April 6, 2010.

Style[edit]

Editing tracks from popular dub music, like King Tubby, Lee Perry, Scientist, The Slickers, Johnny Osbourne, Big Youth and Dawn Penn,[3] and laying the a cappella tracks from Mos Def,[1] Tannone has created a unique atmosphere where both Brooklyn Hip hop and Jamaican reggae[4] have been mixed seamlessly.[5] The tracks have been described, in a positive way, as not sounding like part of a mashup,[5] and Mos Def's raps as fitting over the music naturally.[6]

Mos Dub was released as a free download on April 6, 2010,[7] off of the official Mos Dub website.[8] There is also an unofficial vinyl release of the album.[1]

Tannone released a followup to Mos Dub, called Dub Kweli.[9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Vice(unfavorable)[10]

Critics have generally viewed the album positively.[4][5][11][12] David James Young of Sputnikmusic stated that "...Mos Dub has the perfect sound, runtime, and lyrical content to make for a great summer car-ride CD".[13] New York described the album as "perfect summer BBQ music."[14] MTV Music tweeted about the album.[15] Hip-hop site Okayplayer described the album as "dope."[16] Adam Horovitz, also known as Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys gave his approval of the album on the day of its release in his personal blog.[17] Also, it has been said that the album is pleasing to fans of reggae music as well.[3]

Not all reviews have been positive; Vice stated that Mos Dub was an album that "the world doesn’t really need".[10]

Track list[edit]

No.TitleMusicVocal sampleLength
1."Johnny Too Beef""Johnny Too Bad" (from The Harder They Come by The Slickers, 1972)"Beef" (from Mos Definite, 2007)3:21
2."History Town""007 (Shanty Town)" (from The Harder They Come by Desmond Dekker & The Aces, 1972)"History" (from The Ecstatic, 2009)3:20
3."Ms. Vampire Booty""Dance Of The Vampires" (from Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires by Scientist, 1981)"Ms. Fat Booty" (from Black On Both Sides, 1999)4:35
4."In My Math""Your Teeth In My Neck" (from Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires by Scientist, 1981)"Mathematics" (from Black On Both Sides, 1999)3:49
5."Travellin' Underground""Underground" (from Super Ape by Lee Perry, 1976)"Travellin' Man" (from Mos Definite, 2007)4:15
6."Shroud The Stars""The Mummy Shroud" (from Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires by Scientist, 1981)"Bright As The Stars" (from Ah Ha/Bright As The Stars, 2005)3:16
7."Mr. Universe""Mr. D. Brown Skank" (from Trojan Dub Box Set Vol. 2 by The Observer All-Stars)"Next Universe" (from Soundbombing, 1997)2:54
8."Summertime Running""Running Dub" (from Black Foundation In Dub by King Tubby and Errol Thompson, 1995)"Summertime" (from Mos Definite, 2007)3:52
9."Kampala Truth Work""Kampala" - (from Rub A Dub by Dub Specialist) and "Truths and Rights" (from Truths and Rights by Johnny Osbourne, 1980)"Work It Out" (from The Dangerous Mix)2:44
10."Hurricane Black""Black Moon" (from Rebel Rock by Third World All Star)"Hurricane (from The Hurricane soundtrack, 1999)3:47

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mos Def - Mos Dub". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Mos Dub – A New Remix Project from Max Tannone (The Jaydiohead Guy) (MP3)". URB. Raymond Roker. April 6, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b Teacher & Mr. T. (2010). "Mos Dub". Reggae Vibes. Reggae Vibes Productions NL. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Music Review - "Mos Dub" by, Max Tannone". Kaboom! Daily. April 22, 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b c Jason (April 7, 2010). "Mash up Album Review: Mos Dub by Max Tannone". To Eleven. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Mos Dub mashup". Key of Grey. Sean Yee. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  7. ^ PPM News (May 11, 2010). ""Mos Dub" – Mos Def tracks dubbed over reggae classics". Pinpoint Music. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  8. ^ Tannone, Max. "Mos Dub". Mos Dub Official site. Archived from the original on 2010-10-18. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  9. ^ le mercred (December 1, 2010). "Après Mos Dub, Dub Kweli". Reggae France (in French). Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  10. ^ a b "Max Tannone Mos Dub Remix". Vice. May 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Jardin, Xeni (May 3, 2010). "Mos Dub: dub remixes of Mos Def tracks". Boing Boing. Happy Mutants. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  12. ^ Slater, Luje (April 7, 2010). "Listen: Max Tannone remix Mos Dub". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  13. ^ Young, David James (April 8, 2010). "Mos Dub". Sputnikmusic. Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  14. ^ Zimmerman, Edith (April 2010). "Mos Dub". New York. New York Media Holdings. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  15. ^ MTV Music (May 3, 2010). "Mos Dub!". Twitter. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  16. ^ Shamz (May 8, 2010). "Mos Dub (produced by Max Tannone)". Okayplayer. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  17. ^ Horovitz, Adam (April 6, 2010). "yo, you're gonna wanna have this". Skullsnaps. Retrieved 3 December 2010.

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