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Talib Kweli and Mos Def of Black Star.
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August 22, 2012 For Teju Cole, "Respiration," a song about New York City, is the best words in the best order.
September 21, 2009 On this edition of All Songs Considered we spin some of the albums we're most looking forward to coming out this fall. Hear sneak previews of new music from The Flaming Lips, choral versions of classic Kinks songs by Ray Davies, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of The Swell Season, a collaboration between The Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip-hop, The Gossip, and more.
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July 2, 2009 Twitter, as we've seen in the protests in Iran, is becoming something of a force for democracy. It's proving useful not only for organizing street demonstrations but also for bringing down the walls around that most rarefied of communities: the world of music reviews.
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December 9, 2008 Rapper Mos Def is not known for taking the artistically easy road. His film roles in Monster's Ball, Be Kind Rewind and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy are as distinctive as the records that have made him a hip-hop icon. He talks about his latest film role, playing Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records.
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December 22, 2004 The multi-talented Mos Def plays a police officer in the new indie film The Woodsman, also starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, about a pedophile who moves into a suburban neighborhood. He also talks with Terri Gross about his new rap album, The New Danger.
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