23. Black On Both Sides (Mos Def)
After the release of the group album “Blackstar” with Talib Kweli, Mos Def would create an album that piles on the infectious beats and effervescent rhymes. His political awareness and sultry song writing provided much needed creativity into hip-hop at this time. “Black on Both Sides” solidified Mos Def as one of the most talented stars pushing hip-hop forward ahead of the new millennium.
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