Mos Def x Gil Scott-Heron At Carnegie Hall

Mos Def & Gil Scott-Heron

This right here is so wavy. Hearing about shit like this, and that Dave Chappelle might be following up the first Block Party, makes hip hop so worth it to me. Mos Def hooked up with the god Gil Scott-Heron over at Carnegie and they did their thing:

On Saturday, the world famous Carnegie Hall played host to the Mos Def Big Band with special guest Gil Scott-Heron as part of the JVC Jazz Festial New York. From carnegiehall.org: “Already a wildly successful vocalist, musician, and actor, Mos Def has taken the next logical step with the creation of the Mos Def Band, rolling hip hop, jazz, and soul into one thrilling sound. Special guest Gil Scott-Heron first made his name decades ago with his no-nonsense anthem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Together, the two artists have created an evening of music and spoken words with material drawn from Miles Davis, Beyoncé, James Brown, and others.”

One of said “others” was Jay Electronica, who Mos gave serious props to with an acepella version of the second verse from “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” followed by the orchestra playing a piece of Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine composition.”

If you haven’t heard Act 1, you’re a fucking sucker. It actually made me want to sit down and finally watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and it was nothing short of brilliance. Had me tripping balls for days. I know it should be the other way around, but it was cool to see the Jon Brion instrumentals he used being tucked into the movie, because then when I listened to the songs again it all made sense.

Mos Def – Verse 2 from “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)”

Link: Audio/Photos: Mos Def Does Carnegie Hall, Big Ups Jay Electronica


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87 Responses to “Mos Def x Gil Scott-Heron At Carnegie Hall”

  1. Secondbest21 Says:

    # chea Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    lol @ fux’s new video [||]

    ^^^^ the hell was that shit? lol yo, that was funny though. and depending on what clubs you go to, you see that shit e’ry night…

  2. chea Says:

    and loose the know-it-all tone chea

    ^

    i can’t — i do know it all

    *strokes degrees [||]*

    *feels rain outside*

    *shields self with degrees (what up nate!)*

  3. ODEMIC Says:

    i actually sometimes wonder, if Kanye wasn’t with the ROC/co-signed by Jay-z, etc. and just an independent artist paving his way, would some of his more riskier work be as widely accepted as they are right now, or would his worth be seen with time.

    Or maybe the game just changed all together.

  4. FuckUPayMe618 Says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/06/29/us.iran/index.html

  5. chea Says:

    @ odemic i wonder that all the time, like what if Duck Down aka Short Israelis Inc. offered him a huge advance when he was broke and they put out College Dropout, damn good question

  6. ODEMIC Says:

    @ chea. Yea, cuz he takes liberty in pushing the envelope. That doesn’t always fly from the get go. It’s working for him, but he could have just as well been shelved.

    but the body of work would be unchanged.

  7. chea Says:

    but the body of work would be unchanged.

    ^

    don’t know if i completely agree tho b/c camel opened lots of doors for dude, who knows, impossible to speculate too intelligently about hypothetical past sitcha-ations

  8. ODEMIC Says:

    don’t know if i completely agree tho b/c camel opened lots of doors for dude, who knows, impossible to speculate too intelligently about hypothetical past sitcha-ations

    >>true, you got me there! lotta collabos that made it what it is would be non-existant. good point…

  9. nation Says:

    Mos is good. Cam is good. Andre 3000 is good. Talib is good. Luda is good. I don’t think there are enough good rappers for us to pin them against eachother. kkthx n bi

  10. eskay Says:

    “I B WHYLIN LAIK CAP-ITAL WAN… WHATTISINYOPACKET!?!!”

  11. nation Says:

    My baby mamma beeped seven o’clock it’s gonna cost me
    but I still wanna cut her though, maybe she had to work
    I caught her in the mall, wearin a real tight skirt
    She was, fine as FUCK, I wanted to sex the hoe up
    She said, “Let’s hit the parking lot so I can sick your duck”
    I said, “Cool, I really wanted to cut you but this’ll do.
    I gotta pick up my daughter plus my baby mamma beeped me too.”
    She said she understood then everything was kosher
    I gave her a Lil’ Will CD, and a fuckin poster

  12. eskay Says:

    *dons tinfoil hat*

    what is really good with my Sly Fox link being dead due to “copyright infringement” when Def Jam leaked that shit fair and square.

  13. chea Says:

    aw man 3 stacks is such a storyteller, dude is truly nice with it

    *nuthuggs [||]*

    aight back to bidness, My Dougie is my anthem

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr5TiW–m3Q

    soulja boy in the new nas (c) yeezy *barfs all over Mac laptop*

    for real though Arab > Bleek (as weed-carriers go)

  14. nation Says:

    *shrugs*

    Fox might not have cleared the sound bits at the beginning

    but yeah, Def Jam does that a lot.

  15. chea Says:

    *adjusts tin foil yamaka*

    *eats corned beef with Eskelberg*

    *teaches him the ways of the force [||]*

  16. chea Says:

    *adusts tin foil yamaka*

    *eats corned beef with Eskelberg*

    *teaches him the ways of the force [||]*

  17. nation Says:

    >> soulja boy in the new nas (c) yeezy

    hold on to your kufi

    http://kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/?em3106=197461_-1__0_~0_-1_6_2008_0_0&em3161=&em3281=

  18. nation Says:

    nah, he’s right… Nas is (one of the) greatest of all time

    (c) our Carlin/Pryor conversation

  19. chea Says:

    nah, he’s right… Nas is (one of the) greatest of all time

    ^

    ok doesn’t mean he hasn’t chalked up mucho losses tho

    (c) signing a contract to marry Kelis

    (c) signing a contract with the word “Fila” on it

    (c) being nas

  20. chea Says:

    still *dying* @ the fila pradas

    http://www.wooohah.com/2008/01/hurricane-chris.html

    go nas! maybe they’ll rip off the af1 for you

  21. nation Says:

    Status Ain’t Hood Says Goodbye

    ^ and I just subscribed yesterday

  22. the dough Says:

    “Word to Will, buried in his Fila suit and heavy chain, I wanna be iced up, bury me the same”

    Way I see it, it’s a win for Esco, the suit is gonna be free of chrage

  23. chea Says:

    oh man sorry for the nuthuggery but that joint skeletons by gemstones is really good

  24. Jud Buechler Says:

    Andre 3000 is like the southern Nas…..very poetic, insightful and lively with his words and rhythms. Displays impeccable timing and knows how to format words to fit songs….Nas’ musical background of his Dad being a trumpetist really has helped and inspired his creativity….With three thousand his writings are like that of Paradise lost…displays a very artistic mind.

  25. nation Says:

    tony yayo is such a coonball

  26. eskay Says:

    >>If you haven’t heard Act 1, you’re a fucking sucker.

    lol, I just read that

  27. chea Says:

    i never liked breihan. lol @ most of his post making it clear that he wasn’t fired (he’ll always have that on YN!) evry since dallas ate his ass breihan never had the same swag. in honor of that lessondary post:

    http://www.dallaspenn.com/weblog/?p=1331

  28. Jud Buechler Says:

    why be Lyrical at the expense of making music?

  29. chea Says:

    that david banner feat. wayne song is awesome. i actually think in light of dude going plat first week (superhuman status) it’s def not too early to sample his shit, dude’s nice. it’s like he from the trap…BUT HE COME FROM HOLLYGROVE!

  30. nation Says:

    Tom Breihan Says:
    December 6th, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    I probably shouldn’t jump in on this, but real quick: I use “ninja” only when I’m quoting from songs or interviews; I started doing it after Kris Ex took me to task for leaving the N-bombs in quotes. I don’t ever use the word when I’m not quoting.

    ^ i fucking hate it when you YTs say: lookin’ ass ninja. that shit is so corny to me (c) dame

    I Fux Says:
    December 6th, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    Great Post CJ..No RRR………….anyways these hipsters looking they came out of Complex Mag are fucking scumbags independtly wealthy Daddy’s boys that drive up the price of some fucking J’s I want to cop………….Anyways I once slapped the shit of one these in this club in San Diego, he made some remark about Reggeaton tongue in cheek to his whiteboy friends, I think they were Jews I could see the horns (sike) but I stepped to dude and said learn some respect for all cultures because the way you rocking your gear I am assumming you like Hip-Hop and he was like I dont need to do shit and I slapped him Charlie Murphy style……….Security came to calm the shit down kicked me and my boys out took are names just in case these dudes wanted to press charges ……………..Fuck A hipster

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ dead

  31. thekid10705 Says:

    Mos Def rockin’ O’laffs on stage?? he still hittin’ the pipe?

  32. Victory Says:

    he still hittin’ the pipe?

    ^

    ur mother’s hittin that pipe

  33. thekid10705 Says:

    ^^^^^^^

    cute

  34. game over Says:

    z-ro is good at singing, but dre 3k’s verses slay his ass. be serious.

    dre vs. cee-lo is another contest

    verse for verse, i would actually rank cee-lo rapping over mos, because mos’ catalog is weighted down with mediocre verses from his last two albums.

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