Flashback Friday Flop

Flashback Friday Flop: “The New Danger”


Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. 

This week: Mos Def’s The New Danger (2004)

There’s never been a question about the talent of Yasiin Bey, the man formerly known as Mos Def. The dude can rap, sing, act, do comedy, anything.

His choices, however, have not always been so unimpeachable.


Canibus, Big Pun, DMX, Mos Def, Mic Geronimo & John Forte Surprise Cypher [1997]


What began as a simple roundtable discussion with some up and coming rappers quickly turned into a cypher.