Discussing Mos Def's "Black on Both Sides"

Dec 13, 2019

UCLA musicology professor Shana Redmond is joined by Sohail Daulatzai, film and media studies and African American studies professor at UC Irvine; emcee and comedian Open Mike Eagle; film and TV music supervisor Morgan Rhodes, co-host of Heat Rocks podcast; and DJ Lynnée Denise to reflect on the creativity and significance of the album "Black on Both Sides" (1999) by Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def). The album combines sonic complexity with lyrics that reflect the musician's strong political beliefs and is consistently cited as one of the top ten hip-hop albums of all time.