Mos Def – The Tournament

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Andrew got his hands on this unreleased track that was meant for The Estatic.

Mos Def – The Tournament

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Mos (sorta) spit those lines in this video.


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106 Responses to “Mos Def – The Tournament”

  1. Tweezy Says:

    Black on Both Sides!

  2. Cashmere Cavalli aka The Debonair Cavalier Says:

    Black Mozart is that u?

  3. jimmy valentime Says:

    I got a new video out

    On my website

    Got like 300 views on it already

    ::kanye shrug::

    At the haters…

  4. nation Says:

    *listens to jimmy’s rap*

    *dies*

  5. Harlem World Says:

    No one will ever be able to sample The Godfather theme. Mobb Deep failed, Diddy failed, Wu Tang failed, now Mos has failed.

  6. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    i think you should link me in every Mos post on Nah from now on. Just outta respect.

  7. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # Harlem World Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    … Mos has failed.

    ^

    Chris Benoit yourself.

  8. Harlem World Says:

    I dont mean in terms of quality, I mean the publisher will not clear the sample for the Godfather theme. Ever.

  9. jimmy valentime Says:

    I flow better on that beat then gucci man did …

  10. U92 Says:

    I flow better on that beat then gucci man did …

    ^^^

    That’s not a good enough excuse for your “rapping”

  11. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # Harlem World Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I dont mean in terms of quality, I mean the publisher will not clear the sample for the Godfather theme. Ever.

    ^

    oh. my bad.

    in that case: dont body yourself (c) Camel Hunter.

  12. Sleep Says:

    If the devil is black I envision him looking like mos def but we all know the devil is white

  13. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    # Sleep Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    If the devil is black I envision him looking like mos def but we all know the devil is white

    ^C’mon now everyone knows that Jay-Z sold his soul so that Satan would look like him for all eternity.

  14. EnglandRepresent Says:

    lmao @ Jim

    ‘I got like 300 views on it already’..

    That’s because they think they’re looking at a ‘How Not to be a Rapper 101’ video.

    Jesus man. I respeck your perserverance though.

  15. landlord Says:

    *listens to Jimmy’s song/video*

    *now has ear ache & headache*

    *takes 8 Motrins*

    *scans PC for viruses*

    *throws PC speakers in the trash*

    *has wifey email Jimmy an online application for Verizon Wireless Call Center*

  16. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    # Sleep Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    If the devil is black I envision him looking like mos def but we all know the devil is white

    ^C’mon now everyone knows that Jay-Z sold his soul so that Satan would look like him for all eternity.

    ^

    its true.

    Roc Nation have bought the imaging rights to Lucifer.

  17. No_neva-eva Says:

    I flow better on that beat then gucci man did …

    ^^^^

    No.

    gucci in jail > jimmy v alive and online

  18. EnglandRepresent Says:

    *listens to jimmy’s song*

    *vital organs spontaneously combust and leak out of asshole*

  19. landlord Says:

    jimmy valentime Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    I flow better on that beat then gucci man did …

    ———

    you (of all people) should NEVER start a sentence with the words “i flow”…

    cause you tellin lies before you even finish the thought …

    a while back, you were improving, but you done lost contact with the beat again …

    do you actually listen to the instrumental while you rap?…

    or do you just guess where the bars should start and end?

    or do you record El Feces Loco Studios? …

    “look at her, look at her” …

  20. verses Says:

    *tries to catch up on whats going on….*

    *decides not to bother*

    *daps*

  21. U92 Says:

    C’mon guys, Jimmy just needs a little work…

    …to distract him from his lyrical ambitions.

  22. EnglandRepresent Says:

    *listens to jimmy’s song*

    *third ear gets infection*

    *loses balance*

    *falls over*

  23. nation Says:

    >> you (of all people) should NEVER start a sentence with the words “i flow”…

    dying here

  24. hl Says:

    Whoever went first was the fucking worst. Really.

    The second guy wasn’t bad, just mad generic. Which is even worst.

    Gucci >

  25. landlord Says:

    *listens to Jimmy’s song*

    *beats 3 year old son for no reason*

    *turns self in to DSS authorities*

    *asks to be placed in a halfway home with no internet access*

  26. hl Says:

    I can dig Jimmy’s video though. Ya’ll should have just let the instrumental ride.

  27. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    @ Jimmy – you sound like a retarded, musically challenged Kid Cudi.

    and stop reading off the paper.

  28. Harlem World Says:

    Oh shit Jimmy. Oh shit. Come on man, step the flow up, bite a niggas flow if you having problems.

    Steal a flow from someone.

  29. Sleep Says:

    C’mon u know jay didn’t sell his soul to the devil that was kanye. Kanye even sacrificed his mom………………did I go too far?

  30. U92 Says:

    Disable the random tempo plugin on your vocals

  31. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    or do you just guess where the bars should start and end?

    ^

    *collapses*

  32. landlord Says:

    RIAA needs to put a restraining order on Jimmy, mandating that he stay at least 1000 feet away from all microphones and instrumentals …

  33. hl Says:

    What’s the girl’s name in Jimmy’s video (nh).

  34. jimmy valentime Says:

    People can hate me all they want but juan is an incerdible rapper …

    Here is another one from the two of us…

    Jimmy valentime X juan santiago

    Back n forth…
    zshare.net/audio/70142924d98c3aa8/

    People already knoe my style..if u don’t like it don’t listen…

    Strolls out and chucks a duce

  35. hl Says:

    I never thought I’d hear someone more off-beat than silk the shocker.

  36. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # landlord Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    RIAA needs to put a restraining order on Jimmy, mandating that he stay at least 1000 feet away from all microphones and instrumentals …

    ^

    they tried to do the exact same thing with Pharoahe for the opposite reason. 8 year ban.

  37. nation Says:

    Jimmy Valentine = WOAT

  38. verses Says:

    @ Jimmy – you sound like a retarded, musically challenged Kid Cud

    ^^^^
    oh shit…

  39. Harlem World Says:

    Sex is even better in 3
    WHO YOU KNOW IN THIS RAP SHIT THATS EVEN FUCKIN WITH ME

    ^^
    ROFFLE!

  40. hl Says:

    I’ll ask agian. What is HAARP?

  41. Sleep Says:

    Jimmy who?

    Jim jones?

    Jimmy o?

  42. landlord Says:

    Jimmy Valentime says

    Strolls out and chucks a duce

    ——–

    here Homes, you forgot something… take this piece of shit you left behind, we dont need it

    Back n forth…
    zshare.net/audio/70142924d98c3aa8/

  43. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Say whats up to your girl for me sleep.

  44. Harlem World Says:

    Jimmy, you got some big fucking cojones, ill give you that. (no atlanta)

  45. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Its merciless in this motherfucker.

  46. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # hl Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I’ll ask agian. What is HAARP?

    ^

    some weather tech shit the US gov stole from Tesla when he died.

  47. strongarm Says:

    # hl Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I’ll ask agian. What is HAARP?
    ***************
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=HAARP

  48. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Jimmy you got about as much rapping appeal as a Jay Leno in drag (nh)

  49. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    I honestly couldn’t make it pass the one minute mark on that Jimmy video, tig ol bitty white girl or not. I’ve heard of run on sentences, but never run on rhymes…

  50. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I’ll ask agian. What is HAARP?

    ^^Google that shit.

  51. Harlem World Says:

    Why is sex even better in 3?

  52. Sleep Says:

    hl Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I never thought I’d hear someone more off-beat than silk the shocker.

    ^^^^
    Lol that nigga got platnium plaque on his wall. In the late 90’s people bout anything

  53. landlord Says:

    hl Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    I’ll ask agian. What is HAARP?

    ——

    it is an elegant sounding string intrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. It is classified as a chordophone by the Harvard Dictionary of Music and is in that class of instruments with plucked strings. They all have a neck, resonator, and strings. Some may be played while held in the lap or while it stands on the floor.

  54. landlord Says:

    HAARP is said to be able to cause deadly earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes by playing Jimmy Valentimes songs off the coast of any unsuspecting third world nations …

  55. Ghost Writer Says:

    Cass talks to MTV Mixtape Daily about Apply Pressure 2 (due February 5) and his next album, C.A.S.H. (Cass Always Stays Hard).

    ^
    So that’s the best they could come up with? Gees I mean at least try…

  56. b-ease Says:

    Holy shit.

    Niggas went in.

  57. Harlem World Says:

    Is this the club banger Jimmy?

  58. hl Says:

    What is HAARP?

    ——

    it is an elegant sounding string intrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. It is classified as a chordophone by the Harvard Dictionary of Music and is in that class of instruments with plucked strings. They all have a neck, resonator, and strings. Some may be played while held in the lap or while it stands on the floor.

    —-

    Thanks!

  59. b-ease Says:

    (Cass Always Stays Hard)

    ^^
    Ghost, please tell me you made up that acronym. Please.

  60. landlord Says:

    Apply Pressure

    Cass Always Stays Hard

    ———–

    wtf?…

    Cassidy’s next album will be called “H.Y.D.”…

    howYOUdoin?

  61. Ant Says:

    landlord Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    Jimmy Valentime says

    Strolls out and chucks a duce

    ——–

    here Homes, you forgot something… take this piece of shit you left behind, we dont need it

    Back n forth…
    zshare.net/audio/70142924d98c3aa8/

    ^^
    ahahahahahahahahahahaha

  62. b-ease Says:

    I gotta hear this Jimmy song…

  63. Sleep Says:

    *tells wifey englandrepresent says what’s up*

    *she ask nigga when u coming home your son keep crying*

  64. verses Says:

    Cass Always Stays Hard

    ———–

    wtf?…

    Cassidy’s next album will be called “H.Y.D.”…

    howYOUdoin?

    ^^^^^^

    G.A.T

    Gay Album Titles

  65. landlord Says:

    U92 Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    Disable the random tempo plugin on your vocals

    ——-

    *presents late laugh*

  66. hl Says:

    wtf?…

    Cassidy’s next album will be called “H.Y.D.”…

    howYOUdoin?

    —-

    *dead*

  67. Ghost Writer Says:

    b-ease Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    (Cass Always Stays Hard)

    ^^
    Ghost, please tell me you made up that acronym. Please.

    ^
    Dog I wish I could make that shit up…nah posted it earlier…I couldn’t believe it myself….hopefully it’s a typo

  68. landlord Says:

    b-ease Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    I gotta hear this Jimmy song…

    ——-

    i think he’s rapping the verses the verses backwards or some shit…

    cause he seems to be having a terrible misunderstanding with the beat…

    this nigga U92 said he had a “random tempo plug-in”… im still dead …

  69. U92 Says:

    Whatever happened with Joe88’s “classic”?

  70. Harlem World Says:

    You jus talkin over beats. Only Prodigy is allowed to do that. Bars all over the place n shit.

  71. verses Says:

    i think he’s rapping the verses the verses backwards or some shit…

    ^^^^

    like those satanic rock songs that you got to play backwards…

    jimmy v = Illuminati

    I aint worried about the Illuminati no more.

  72. landlord Says:

    i think it was either El Feces Loco or b-ease that said Jimmy should just record his acapella first, and then let the producer try his best to build a beat around it…

    *dead again*

  73. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I gotta hear this Jimmy song…

    ^

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  74. Harlem World Says:

    I dont even think the lyrics are bad they ok, a lil gay and weird, but your flow has to go.

  75. Remy Martin Says:

    that sp track is gully, had it on replay 4 hour or so, got me twisted thinking of next shit

  76. Voltron aka Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape and let it fall! Says:

    # landlord Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    i think it was either El Feces Loco or b-ease that said Jimmy should just record his acapella first, and then let the producer try his best to build a beat around it…

    *dead again*

    ^

    *gives up on life*

  77. Ghost Writer Says:

    Wow I like the beat on this Jimmy’s joint…the chick is nice too…

    *craves milk all of a sudden*

  78. landlord Says:

    Eskay and Nation returned Jimmy’s payola offer with 200% accrued interest …

  79. Frank Lurkas Says:

    jimmy V > any other nah rapper

  80. b-ease Says:

    Remy Martin Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    that sp track is gully, had it on replay 4 hour or so, got me twisted thinking of next shit

    ^^
    That’s ill they give you net access in the pen. Question, was that really Nicki Minaj in that vid?

  81. b-ease Says:

    Wow I like the beat on this Jimmy’s joint

    ^^
    Cosign.

  82. el feces loco Says:

    or do you record El Feces Loco Studios? …

    “look at her, look at her” …

    ^^Ouch.

    Nuff respecks Jimmy, shit was cool, who is the chick?

    I give you props cause the video does say 1.”this some shit I did while bored” and your whole steez is on some “something like a rapper” shit..

    I would have thought that Land of all people would admire the effort and the ultimate love you must have for the art of rap music to even record what you do much less upload the shit online when you know people will ultimately hate on it….respecks fi dat bredren.

  83. Remy Martin Says:

    lol u pussy b easy nigga

  84. landlord Says:

    i never even noticed the beat… the rapping fucked up my auditory senses momentarily…

    can somebody just kinda beat box, or sing, or hum the beat, and upload that on usershare … please dont make me listen to Jimmy’s shitty shit again …

  85. Harlem World Says:

    On a more serious note lol

    The Duma issued a press release on the HAARP written by the international affairs and defense committees, signed by 90 deputies and presented to then President Vladimir Putin. The statement claimed:

    The U.S. is creating new integral geophysical weapons that may influence the near-Earth medium with high-frequency radio waves … The significance of this qualitative leap could be compared to the transition from cold steel to firearms, or from conventional weapons to nuclear weapons. This new type of weapons differs from previous types in that the near-Earth medium becomes at once an object of direct influence and its component.

  86. City Guy Gettin City High Passing Robbie By Says:

    Mos def needs to tell dave chappelle to come back (nh)

  87. Ghost Writer Says:

    landlord Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Eskay and Nation returned Jimmy’s payola offer with 200% accrued interest …

    b-ease Says:

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    Remy Martin Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    that sp track is gully, had it on replay 4 hour or so, got me twisted thinking of next shit

    ^^
    That’s ill they give you net access in the pen. Question, was that really Nicki Minaj in that vid?

    ^
    *dead x2*

  88. el feces loco Says:

    i think it was either El Feces Loco or b-ease that said Jimmy

    ^^Wasn’t me..after I recorded and uploaded my shit I have a greater appreciation for all of us that did it, I wasn’t even mad at you for slipping in your Thank You as an Exhibit..shit was cool. Shit is just hip hop man..shit we used to do in the mirror with the wave brush. Let Jimmy live..he’s one of us.

    *inhales deeper from the bong of life*

  89. landlord Says:

    I would have thought that Land of all people would admire the effort and the ultimate love you must have for the art of rap music to even record what you do

    ————-

    i respect the effort… but its the results that i have a problem with… i was once Jimmy’s sole supporter on nahright… but im not gonna tell him that a pile of shit smells like butterscotch… what good would that do him, or the victims at home who have to hear it? …

  90. Ghost Writer Says:

    I’m serious if I get the acapella and the instrumental I can fix it…

  91. el feces loco Says:

    Word. Jimmy’s chick definitely got some puppies..she must be “Winter”?.

    *puts two and two together*

    *comes up with tits and nipples*

  92. Sleep Says:

    *walks into bar dolo*

    *see white guy with black chick*

    *looks at black chick with total disgust*

  93. b-ease Says:

    Remy Martin Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    lol u pussy b easy nigga

    ^^
    Why the name calling Remy? Aim your anger at Fat Joe, I just asked a legitimate question. Do you have a laptop in your cell, or are you in the library? Should be lights out soon if in not mistaken…

  94. el feces loco Says:

    i respect the effort… but its the results that i have a problem with… i was once Jimmy’s sole supporter on nahright… but im not gonna tell him that a pile of shit smells like butterscotch… what good would that do him, or the victims at home who have to hear it? …

    ^^i dig it..You was hittin him with the 5 deadly venoms though..I aint trynna play Capt-save-a-jimmy(noATL) tho..I said my peace..Jimmy gon get scorched regardless..like “look at her, look at her” does…but fuck it let’s do it live.

  95. landlord Says:

    and EFLoco…

    wasnt no one throwing shots at you… we could see you got some bars… it just sounded like you didnt have the proper recording devices… thats in no way the same as Jimmy having no skill whatsoever, and being proud of it …

  96. Ghost Writer Says:

    Let Jimmy live..he’s one of us.

    ^
    This…yeah dude is just doing what he loves and I applaud him for his confident and efforts…even tho he doesn’t like my beats..haha

  97. ccord Says:

    yo i want a offiical track for this mos song which he seemd to perform live only — on top of a madlib instrumental — this song sounds illllllll :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ-VgSJOGjc

    gimme dis one.

  98. Keyzer Soze Says:

    “girl you like the water/I can take you to the sea/ now it could be you me and she/sex is even better in three”

    Fire!!!!

  99. Maria Sotiropoulou Says:

    Mos you are the Hero.
    keep inspiring.

  100. Sound Verite' Says:

    a decent b-side, glook

  101. RLW Says:

    Jimmy, just try to stay on beat.

  102. True Light Says:

    Peace,

    Yall Buggin, I like the song G.

    It’s dope to me.

    What’s poppin?

  103. 381BleeckerStreet Says:

    Black Mozart prod. by RZA, right? OB4CL2

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  106. PLAWZ Says:

    jimmy…

    i’d rather listen to bangs “take you 2 da movies”

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