This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
June 9th, 2012
June 9th - Mos Def releases his fourth solo album “The Ecstatic” on Downtown Records, on this day in 2009.
The album featured production by The Neptunes, Mr. Flash, Madlib, Oh No, Preservation, the late great J Dilla as well as Mos Def himself.
“The Ecstatic” would be Mos Def’s highest charting album to date and earn him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album Of The Year.
The album cover for “The Ecstatic” would be based on Charles Burnett’s 1977 film “Killer Of Sheep” and take its title from Victor LaValle’s 2002 book of the same name.
Guests on “The Ecstatic” would include Slick Rick, Talib Kweli and Anne Muldrow.
“The Ecstatic” would spawn the hit single “Casa Bey.”