Before Black Star, before Black on Both Sides, before working with Kanye West, Mos Def was making music, with his family no less.
One of the pioneers of the modern-day alternative hip hop sound, Mos Def’s first music – before he hit it big – came with his brother and sister, with a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics. This song is from 1995, but their only album wasn’t released until 2004, well into the prime of his early career.
His harmonizing singing style, along with his excellent delivery, was all there, that early on. He’s one of the best ever, and this was just the start.