Released in April 2010, Mos Dub is a project that combines hip-hop artist Mos Def with dub reggae music. Several months before I began work on this album, I was listening to a lot of dub music and felt really inspired. I realized there were a lot of parallels between how the originators of dub (engineers and producers) became artists in their own right and what I am trying to accomplish. As I uncovered more great material, I wanted to experiment with it. Mos Dub was the result.
In January 2011, video artist JB Sapienza created a music video for the Mos Dub track “Mr. Universe.” This video samples some footage from the Jaydiohead video, creating a remix within a remix if you will: