Video: Mos Def – Life In Marvelous Times (Fanmade)

If you already clicked play, you must be wondering “What is this, I don’t even…” and rightfully so. RCRDLBL reports:

Mos Def decided to pick one of his fans for the official video to his hit single “Life In Marvelous Times,” from his next album The Ecstatic, and it was quite a good move! In this video, directed by Omega3600, still images depict every phrase Mos delivers with a smart blend of humor and compelling realism.

This might be biased because I detest Youtube slideshows, but it’s unclear if this was really a bad move. If he simply browsed Youtube to find any fanmade video that fit the description, he’s doing it wrong. But on the other hand, he could have instructed fans to “direct” a video for him, which would make this quite brilliant really.

My only problem with this video is that you would expect something bigger and better for a song like this, especially after the fuckery surrounding the last few Mos projects. Let’s hope there’s another video that pops up. Props to Victory, the resident Mos Def manfan.


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67 Responses to “Video: Mos Def – Life In Marvelous Times (Fanmade)”

  1. nation Says:

    Thieves In The Night >

  2. herbal kint Says:

    SeeAmI? Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    yo this intro has me thinking Michael Jackson has a giant conspirator held against him, lol….the power of music

    @herbal

    whats good man. people keep going on about this blu cat, is he any good?
    you have any links or required material.

    … Blu is real dope but I don’t see how he could be in someones top 5 or even 10, maybe borderline 10, let me see if I can dig up something for you …

  3. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    D_Block_4_Life Says:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    And it goes as of 1/23/09

    Buddens
    Jay Elec
    Kiss (got demoted like a year and a half ago)
    Chuck Ham
    Freeway

    Off the bench: Saigon

    Hov don’t count , i mean was he ever in any EA Sports Lives? so yeah.

    Im out too

    100

  4. Victory Says:

    this video is shit. i am very angry at downtown. i have threatened to kidnap gnarles barkley if they dont out money behind The Ecstatic.

    Not because i want Mos to get paid, he’s getting Hollowood money so albym moneys nothing but because mankind need to hear Mos Def.

  5. SeeAmI? Says:

    @herbal

    good looks, let me know if you get a link

    @casket face

    go play some where im busy…

  6. herbal kint Says:

    @ SeeAmI? – this is the first shit I ever heard him on, blu & exile below the heavens, again Blu is mad nice but it’s exile’s beats that make this album for me, but to Blu’s credit he doesn’t come close to fucking it up

    zshare.net/download/blu-and-exile-below-the-heavens-rar.html

  7. Casket Face Says:

    SeeAmI? Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    @casket face

    go play some where im busy…
    ____

    FAIL..you busy jerking off to Jay Electronica?

  8. SeeAmI? Says:

    @herbal

    thanks man. appreciate it….

  9. Victory Says:

    Oh shit, top 5s?

    1.Mos Def
    2.Pharoahe Monch/ Nas
    3.Lupe Fiasco/ Jay Electronica

    off the bench: Jay, Saigon and POTD Curtis

  10. herbal kint Says:

    @ SeeAmI? – no doubt, you can also do a nah right search just type in blu and you will get a laundry list of good songs with some alright ones mixed in

  11. Casket Face Says:

    SeeAmI? Says:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    just downloaded swagger jacksons revenge…..Oh.My.God…
    ____

    ^^^I can see this jerkoff’s face while typin that…son OD amped
    img513.imageshack.us/img513/9828/jensenjargonjk2.jpg

    Oh my god “cock jacker’s revenge” lemme break out the lubricants and my TI83 caculator to decipher the lyrics

  12. moresickaMC Says:

    Mos Def=fail for this video

  13. PHENOMENON Says:

    Hov don’t count , i mean was he ever in any EA Sports Lives? so yeah.

    ^ ^
    Jay was a secret character in NBA Live ‘O7

    gamersgame.com/cgi-bin/ggblog.pl?ggblog=1009061

  14. Victory Says:

    # moresickaMC Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Mos Def=fail for this video
    ^^

    its the label. not him

  15. Victory Says:

    # PHENOMENON Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Hov don’t count , i mean was he ever in any EA Sports Lives? so yeah.

    ^ ^
    Jay was a secret character in NBA Live ‘O7

    gamersgame.com/cgi-bin/ggblog.pl?ggblog=1009061
    ^^

    LOL

    he was 37 when 07 came out!

  16. SeeAmI? Says:

    fucking z share pissing me offffff….

    every time i try to download it starts over reloading. and making me hit the tab again.

  17. PHENOMENON Says:

    Victory Says:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    # moresickaMC Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Mos Def=fail for this video
    ^^

    its the label. not him

    ^ ^
    Yea, probably.

    Mos Def=fail for this video Colateral Damage

  18. herbal kint Says:

    SeeAmI? Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    fucking z share pissing me offffff….

    every time i try to download it starts over reloading. and making me hit the tab again.

    … yeah when that happens the link is worthless, is that for the below the heavens joint ? I just googled it ad copied and pasted the first one I could find, if you do the same thing and try a couple you will find one that works, I would but

    * blogs from perspective of big homie * I’m bout to get get drunk

  19. PHENOMENON Says:

    fucking z share pissing me offffff….

    every time i try to download it starts over reloading. and making me hit the tab again.

    ^ ^
    Yea. I know!!

    I used to see Zshare as the GOAT but they’ve been fallin’ the FU*K OFF.

    First it stopped working all together for “Matinance”

    Then came back and was better because it could play files it couldnt before.

    But now it keeps looping and won’t let you download sh*t.

    It’s always the files you want too.

    SH*T!!

  20. SeeAmI? Says:

    i heard the maintenance was due to them cleaning up all the “porn” on there…

  21. PHENOMENON Says:

    i heard the maintenance was due to them cleaning up all the “porn” on there…

    ^ ^
    Nooooooooo!!

  22. Geronimo Newton Says:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/54575104b43ef9b1/

    Check this out for a lil UnBammish Bamma Rap
    If that makes since
    Dude is from MS
    Sounds nothing like it

    Just Sharing

  23. SeeAmI? Says:

    haha nah…the porn is still there just a lot of it is gone now….

    fuck im still looking for this blu and exile shit…
    gotta finish this paper

  24. jrp14 Says:

    So were doin top 5’s? Right now?

    Considering the mood I’m in….Ima have to say….

    1. Jay-Z
    2. Jay Electronica
    3. Lupe
    4. Joe Budden
    5. Saigon…….

    Thats just tentative until the new Mos album comes out…Blu puts somethin out…Kanye starts rappin again…Common gets back to Common Sense…nas gets some better beats…Phonte stops cryin…Roots put out another album…Im probably missin someone but fuck it…

    My list will be different in one week…bet…but Jay always stays at the one spot. And mY all time list looks nothing like this

  25. Victory Says:

    I’ve been listening to Pharoahe and OK for a few hours now and I can saw without a doubt in my mind. Pharoahe > Nas. That includes lyrically, beat selection, singing/ song writing and consistency.

    Its true.

  26. PHENOMENON Says:

    Is anyone here familiar with Aesop Rock?

  27. SeeAmI? Says:

    yeah…
    i can never really get into him.

    rjd2 is nice though.

  28. SeeAmI? Says:

    pause on my last statement

  29. Victory Says:

    fuck im still looking for this blu and exile shit…

    ^^

    i found a link for it in a second a week ago.

    shit is MAAAAD overrated yo! people hail it as if its Black On Both Sides but its like 3.5/5

  30. Geronimo Newton Says:

    zshare.net/audio/54575104b43ef9b1/

    Check this out for a lil UnBammish Bamma Rap
    If that makes sense
    Dude is from MS
    Sounds nothing like it
    He’s Alright in that Light

    Just Sharing

  31. jrp14 Says:

    PHENOMENON Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    Is anyone here familiar with Aesop Rock?
    ^^^^

    Hahaha, yezzzir…old school…check out acid raindrops!

  32. Furiou$tylez is Aggressive Content Says:

    smh…

    im watchin dateline right now…

    and the police caught this lilly white girl with weed twice…second time with some x-pills…so they tell her if she helps them pull off a sting u wont go to jail…

    so the dumb broad is scared and agrees of course…never calls her lawyers or her parents…

    what the police didnt tell her is the sting was against 4 niggas that the police knew nothing about…so they send the bitch with $13,000…13 grand! to do the bust…

    of course the niggas kidnap and kill her ass and take the money…smh…

  33. SeeAmI? Says:

    @victory..

    you got a link or can you upload it…

    i just wanna hear what the fuss is about..

  34. jrp14 Says:

    @Victory Ahhhh fuck you man…Below the Heavens is Phenomenal. Its a 4.5 at the least. Buttttttttttttt……..I guess…………….

    “If you dont like you dont like it, it dont meant that your hatin” (c) Common

  35. Victory Says:

    # Furiou$tylez is Aggressive Content Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    smh…

    im watchin dateline right now…

    and the police caught this lilly white girl with weed twice…second time with some x-pills…so they tell her if she helps them pull off a sting u wont go to jail…

    so the dumb broad is scared and agrees of course…never calls her lawyers or her parents…

    what the police didnt tell her is the sting was against 4 niggas that the police knew nothing about…so they send the bitch with $13,000…13 grand! to do the bust…

    of course the niggas kidnap and kill her ass and take the money…smh…
    ^^

    sounds like u watchin Righteous Kill

  36. SeeAmI? Says:

    @jrp

    if you got a link or can upload it let me know…

  37. jrp14 Says:

    na I really dont…I mean I got the album but I wouldnt even know where to begin to upload that shit…

    If you got winrar just find a torrent site and look it up…should be able to find it. believe me…its worth it…Victory has to be on some other shit…….

    You cant compare everything to Black On Both Sides Vic…it aint fair

  38. Victory Says:

    jrp14 Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    @Victory Ahhhh fuck you man…Below the Heavens is Phenomenal. Its a 4.5 at the least. Buttttttttttttt……..I guess…………….

    ^^

    the whole album is about him. Other arttists that do the same genre have maybe 3 songs about their inner thoughts, my man made a whole album about how he feels. that too much. i do feel it tho. is Johnson & Jonson better?

    link: filestube.com/c41b862a6dc8f21603e9/go.html

  39. Victory Says:

    You cant compare everything to Black On Both Sides Vic…it aint fair

    ^^

    nah im not. but people were.

    and you cant compare anything to Black On Both Sides. I’d give my first born college fund to maintain production and circulation of it.

    And you can tell Blu wants to be Mos. The first track has the same sample as Beef, his look is similar to Mos circa 1999, but he ended up Common…

  40. Furiou$tylez is Aggressive Content Says:

    ^^

    sounds like u watchin Righteous Kill

    ^
    yea…them niggas righteously killed that white broad…

  41. jrp14 Says:

    Victory Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    You cant compare everything to Black On Both Sides Vic…it aint fair

    ^^

    nah im not. but people were.

    and you cant compare anything to Black On Both Sides. I’d give my first born college fund to maintain production and circulation of it.

    And you can tell Blu wants to be Mos. The first track has the same sample as Beef, his look is similar to Mos circa 1999, but he ended up Common…
    ^^^^

    Hahaha, gooood god Vic…..

    Na…..I wasnt feelin J&J anywhere near as much…or the C.R.A.C.C. album either…their both dope…but BTH is a modern day classic IMO. I liked how he shaped the album around his whole life…made it real personal…and due is just hella talented.

    Whats up with this video though?? Please tell me Mos aint gonna let this be his video for it??

  42. Victory Says:

    # Furiou$tylez is Aggressive Content Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    ^^

    sounds like u watchin Righteous Kill

    ^
    yea…them niggas righteously killed that white broad…

    ^^

    *Amalagm*

  43. Victory Says:

    Whats up with this video though?? Please tell me Mos aint gonna let this be his video for it??
    ^^

    he probably just found out his old master Jimmy Iovine or the Tall Israeli own his new ‘independent’ label… harsh shit huh. lol

    this is bullshit. i feel like killin this fuckers.

    They need to put out Auditorium asap. A month to go.

  44. Victory Says:

    “Please tell Downtown that
    Submitted by Anonymous Victory on Fri, 01/23/2009 – 22:18.

    Please tell Downtown that this is taking the piss. Mos Def is the greatest musician of all time and they are treating him like a worthless new artist. If they continue to hold back the dollars, we will kidnap Gnarles Barkley.

    Good day sir.”

  45. jrp14 Says:

    I mean..I dont really know shit about the album thus far…but my guess would be that this is more like his street single then his actual single. IDK…thats just my thought

  46. SeeAmI? Says:

    good looks on the link…

    i usually download torrents but im on my schools network…shit stops any torrents.

  47. D. Billz Says:

    LOL @ ninja postin’ pictures on NR and STILL tryin’ to get a rise out of others.

  48. jrp14 Says:

    @SeeAmI: Ahh thats wack…ya if I had it Id hook you up. You could just check the shit out on Itunes..im sure its on there

  49. SeeAmI? Says:

    @d.billz

    whats good dude.

    and yeah that lil dudes insecurity transmits through the fiber optics…

  50. SeeAmI? Says:

    @ jrp

    nah i got the megaupload link victory put up…thanks though

  51. Victory Says:

    nah i got the megaupload link victory put up…thanks though

    ^^

    this past week, i’ve been tryna get on eskays top 5. pause. i missed 2 days of college cos of the time difference, not to mention my campaign at TMTD for nah.

  52. D. Billz Says:

    I just smashed some Yat whilst watching the Mutulu Shakur ep of American Gangster. Now I’m about to watch the movie Step Son that I rented.

  53. SeeAmI? Says:

    @victory

    lol….dude i missed class cause of that tmtd shit…came in maddd late. my teacher asked me why. i told her she wouldn’t believe me if i told her. she told me to tell her anyway..lol.i told her and she stared at me and said who is saigon.whats nah right. and since when does jus blaze have enough fans for people to watch him at 2 am…

  54. Victory Says:

    # SeeAmI? Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    @victory

    lol….dude i missed class cause of that tmtd shit…came in maddd late. my teacher asked me why. i told her she wouldn’t believe me if i told her. she told me to tell her anyway..lol.i told her and she stared at me and said who is saigon.whats nah right. and since when does jus blaze have enough fans for people to watch him at 2 am…
    ^

    *A-Digital*

  55. jrp14 Says:

    Victory Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    nah i got the megaupload link victory put up…thanks though

    ^^

    this past week, i’ve been tryna get on eskays top 5. pause. i missed 2 days of college cos of the time difference, not to mention my campaign at TMTD for nah.
    ^^^

    Lmao…people were goin crazy in that bitch..I was so amped when he played that shit with Marsha on GSNT…seriously made my night.

  56. SeeAmI? Says:

    a digital?

  57. jrp14 Says:

    SeeAmI? Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:16 pm
    @victory

    lol….dude i missed class cause of that tmtd shit…came in maddd late. my teacher asked me why. i told her she wouldn’t believe me if i told her. she told me to tell her anyway..lol.i told her and she stared at me and said who is saigon.whats nah right. and since when does jus blaze have enough fans for people to watch him at 2 am…
    ^^^^

    That transcript is fuckin classic….seriously….what the fuck is nahright? Lmao…good god!

    I remember like my freshman year of college I missed class so I could listen to Late registration…ended up missing like two classes. My basketball coach foudn out, asked me why…told him….ran for 2 hours..lmao

  58. Victory Says:

    # SeeAmI? Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    a digital?
    ^^

    look

    # Victory Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    # Furiou$tylez is Aggressive Content Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    ^^

    sounds like u watchin Righteous Kill

    ^
    yea…them niggas righteously killed that white broad…

    ^^

    *Amalagm*

  59. SeeAmI? Says:

    oohhh amalagm digital…

  60. rex hussla Says:

    Props to Victory, the resident Mos Def manfan
    ____________________________________

    ayooooooooooooo

  61. Victory Says:

    YO I JUST DONE SOME LEGENDARY SHIT!!

    The ad over the Nahright banner was the pullup one. my guy was on 0 and the white dude had 17. First to 20…

    i deeeed it (c) Eli Porter, one of the GOATS

  62. Victory Says:

    # rex hussla Says:
    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Props to Victory, the resident Mos Def manfan
    ____________________________________

    ayooooooooooooo
    ^^

    i dont care

    *black stare*

    *realises*

    AYOOOOOO

  63. rex hussla Says:

    hahaaaa just fucking with you Victory [ll]

  64. Victory Says:

    Urban Dictionary:

    Eli Porter

    One of the best MC’s to ever do it. Best known for his rap battle with Envy, which ended in a controversial 2-1 decision for his opponent. Currently waiting in the cut, getting ready to release his mixtape that will shock the world.
    “I’m the best mayne- I diiid it.” – Eli Porter

  65. Jersey*made*me Says:

    LF: I just bumped Cormega’s Killas Theme and that Time joint with Ransom, its making me scratch my head why this nigga never really made it.SMH at the industry politics.

  66. ty from linden blvd Says:

    yo eskay all i really have to say is this…………….

    is the video tasteful?

    is it something u would not expect from mos?

    maybe it could have been bigger and better but mos don’t operate like that anyway.

    plus you paying attention to it so it must mean something.

  67. jayRsoprano Says:

    Mos is hot, da visuals in the video were well thought!!! Good to hear from Mos again

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