Brooklyn's finest, The Mighty Mos Def, has his eagerly awaited new album Tru3 Magic, set for release on September 25th.
The album includes production from legendary beatmakers Kanye West, Pharrell and Rich Harrison. The packaging on the new album will be somewhat unorthodox – a disc inside a clear plastic case with bar code and any relevant information stickered. The vinyl will be double vinyl in a plastic slipcase.
There will be a pre-release EP made available digitally. Mos will not be doing any press on this record save for an exclusive cover interview with The Source magazine.
Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. With the release of “Universal Magnetic” in 1996 he became an
underground favorite, leading to his legendary collaboration with Talib Kweli. The two formed Black Star, whose debut album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are…Black Star, would become one of the most critically
acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time. Mos followed that release with his 1999 solo debut, Black On Both Sides, which featured the tracks “Ms. Fat Booty” and “Umi Says.”
Mos Def has proved himself a modern-day renaissance man as star of the Silver Screen (The Italian Job, Brown Sugar, Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The Woodsman), Television (Def poetry Jam, Something the Lord Made), and Broadway and West End (Top Dog Underdog). Mos has been nominated for an Emmy Award alongside Al Pacino and Antonio Banderas for his critically acclaimed role in HBO films' “Something The Lord Made.”