Lo-fidelity allstars don't be afraid of love

No wonder this guy ended up being a movie star. By 1999, storytelling rap had seen better days, but Mos Def's slyly humorous, self-deprecating tale of the elusive club rat managed make chronology sound hip again, with help from Ayatollah's jammy flip of Aretha Franklin's "One Step Ahead". Its reach was surprisingly profound, and over a decade later we're still inundated with permutations of that "ass so fat you could see it from the front" line. And while Mos could be mightier (the B-side was "Mathematics", for chrissakes), he was never as boldly charismatic. --Zach Kelly

I have no idea as to what equipment this music was performed on. While it’s obviously going for an 8-bit style, it sounds just a bit too advanced for that. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was made on a PC-88 or something like that though.

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In 2009, Dulli was invited to participate in a tribute album to the late Doug Sahm , and contributed his version of "You Was For Real" to Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm ( Vanguard Records ). [4]

The song was featured in NBC 's prime-time medical drama ER , most notably in the Season 6 episode, " Be Still My Heart ", in which Drs. Lucy Knight ( Kellie Martin ) and John Carter ( Noah Wylie ) are stabbed by schizophrenic patient Paul Sobriki ( David Krumholtz ). The song was used again in the Season 8 episode, "Beyond Repair", in which Carter meets Sobriki again. Other uses include season three episode eleven of Showtime 's drama Queer as Folk , as well as a season one episode of The WB 's Smallville , a season three episode [3] of CBS 's Person of Interest , and a season one episode of HBO 's The Sopranos . It also featured in the films Coyote Ugly , Forces of Nature , Mean Machine and Very Bad Things , and the trailers for Charlie's Angels , The 51st State , Drillbit Taylor , and Duke Nukem Forever . The song was also used on the 2000 WWF (now WWE) video tape Eve of Destruction .

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