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Black on Both Sides (1999)

Mos Def's debut solo album was a critical hit and went gold in 2000.

The Ecstatic (2009)

The latest from Mos Def is also arguably the greatest—it got him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album and a new onslaught of critical love.

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