New Danger - Mos Def
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: 'New Danger' is the second solo hip-hop album (and Geffen debut) for the rapper and actor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. 100
    A funky, soulful flashback to the works of outspoken jazz and R&B greats like Gil-Scott Heron and Miles Davis.
  2. 80
    A grimier, more uncomfortable listen. [Nov 2004, p.100]
  3. 75
    In a world where 50 Cent name-drops [Talib] Kweli, Mos Def wants to keep the line between indie hip-hop and major-label rap nice and blurry. [Oct 2004, p.112]
  4. 60
    This is the hip-hop equivalent of an all-stops pulled, Oscar-ready performance: mushily sentimental, self-righteously indignant and constantly in your face. [Nov 2004, p.138]
  5. When (and I mean, when) he raps, he's barely conscious.
  6. A messy, disappointing record that would be a miss from any artist, but from an artist of Mos Def’s talents, it’s a minor disaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    This album is not the taste of all. Alternative Rap people. It may not be for all of america but Mos' blend of Rap and Rock gets you pumping your head to every verse. Good job Mr.Dante Terrell Smith. Pure Masterpiece. Expand
  2. Mar 31, 2013
    8
    this album is a variety of genres, but that doesn't mean it's bad. if you're a fan of alternative hip-hop, jazz, and rock, then you'll like this album. Mos Def never fails to make a great song from a great beat Expand

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