Not a day after listing The Ecstatic as one of my favourite albums of the year, I find out Mos Def has had a new track, “24 Hour Karate School” premiered by none other than Kanye ‘Fishsticks’ West, and it truly is a good’un, on par with some of the best of the latest album. Built around an irrepressably dancable, laid back soul/funk sample, Mos Def lazily drawls about martial arts and even makes amusingly amateur attempts at b-movie kung fu punch sound effects to add to the beat. I really have to get hold of Black on Both Sides. Soon.

Mos Def – 24 Hour Karate School (YSI)