Is Mos Def HipHop's Matt Cassel?

On the heels of his arrest in South Africa for overstaying his visa and trying to pass a "World Passport," and his announcement that he is retiring from the music biz, we wonder aloud if Mos Def/Yasiin Bey is the Matt Cassel of HipHop — a guy whose career had some brilliant early moments that he could never manage to live back up to. 

Plus, the OG iPod makes its return, serving up 5 randomly selected songs for J (@HipHopTaliban), East Coast Dre (@AndeCole) and MJ (@MJXM) to review. And we get schooled on snowblowers, refrigerators, sewer taxes, and the wacky world of New Jersey homeownership. 

  • 12:20— Too$hort - The Ghetto
  • 22:35 — Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
  • 40:00 — Killer Mike - Monster
  • 48:28 — Sticky Fingaz - Thug Like Me
  • 01:04:32 — BDP - Ya Know Tha Rules
  • 01:17:50 — Mos Def 
  • 02:14:30 — Jersey Real Estate