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Mos Def LIVE at Montreux Festival 2000

Mos Def LIVE at Montreux Festival 2000

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Mos Def.

Mos Def goes all the way LIVE at the Montreux Festival 2000. Determined to prove that “blues, jazz, rock'n'roll and hip-hop are one and the same music: those of black folks in America”, Mos Def doesn’t just bring a DJ and some beats (his younger brothers DCQ and the Gold Medal Man) to the stage.

It’s a regular black star line up, including Will Calhoun (drums), T.M. Stevens (bass), Weldon Irvine (keys), Kevin Lewis (horns) and Roger Bonds (sax). This unbalanced rock/soul-meets-hip hop ensemble still makes it funky enough for 26-year old Mos Def to get his groove on, and the public obviously loves the whole experiment to def.

A friend of mine who was working at Montreux that year recorded the concert, straight from the mixing desk. Nice. As I was going through my MiniDisc Archives, I found this long forgotten recording and here it is, for your listening pleasure..

Lazy Rebel for the Love of Music.



oh my god thank you I had this on CD years ago and lost it. Thank you so much


dayum yes, download link too. Thanks for spreading the love

Michael MC*5

Good job Bro...So somebody succed to bring Mos Def in Montreux in the PAst !

Nikhil Shah (DJ Sketchy)

Wow! I can't believe this is on Mixcloud. Amazing. I was there and it was truly dope, one of my fave gigs. Just popped it on at Mixcloud HQ!


fantastic session. would have loved to have been there!