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Modern Marvel – Mos Def (Video)

Hi all,

I was just sitting here enjoying the new phone, which is also a very good Personal Media Player, and the above song happened to play.

The song is  “Modern Marvel” by Mos Def and it’s from his 2004 released CD “The New Danger”.

Modern Marvel samples the hauntingly beautiful, classic Marvin Gaye song “What’s Going On”, which I’ve embedded below, and tells a tale of life in the 21st century ghetto which still hasn’t changed much in the almost 40 years since Marvin wrote his song dealing with many of same pressing social issues.

Will Mos Def’s telling of this story be designated as a classic as Marvin’s was? Only time will truly tell. However, I do believe the answer is a resounding yes.

Kind regards