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Mos Def : Ms. Fat Booty vol.1

there's no name-calling sexist pay-off, no insecure macho condemnation of female sexuality, just a wounded narrator bewildered by a post-feminist world.

No body bags or Bentleys on Mr Def's lead-off single from his

new

album, 'Black On Both Sides'. Over a slippery loop of honeyed soul vocals, he takes a familiar rap scenario and skews it sideways, detailing his smooth-talking seduction of a saucy laydee who proves too smart and independent to commit - she think she all that, as my old grandmother used to say back in the 'hood. So far so familiar, but there's no name-calling sexist pay-off, no insecure macho condemnation of female sexuality, just a wounded narrator

bewildered

by a post-feminist world.





"Man, I'm smashing like an Idaho potato", laments Deffo. Me too, old bean, me too.



Stephen Dalton

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