Mos Def To Make Movie

Courtesy of Pitchfork:

Earlier this year, Drag City issued …For the Whole World to See, an obscure 1974 album from the Detroit proto-punk band Death. Death didn’t dent the national consciousness during their brief run, but the right people must’ve heard that reissue, since there’s now a film about the band in the works.

NME reports that Mos Def will make a documentary about Death alongside Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash. Here’s what Mos told Filter about the project: “It’s going to be great. These dudes were pre-Sex Pistols, pre-Bad Brains, pre-all that shit, and nobody knows them. I don’t understand how the whole world could forget them.” This marks the second rawk-based project that Mos and Dash have worked on together, after the Black Keys’ rap-collab project Blackroc. Pretty soon, those guys are going to start rocking matching tie-dye; just watch.

According to NME, the music video directors Coodie and Chike are slated to direct. Meanwhile, the reunited Death are on their first-ever U.S. tour.

As the Daily Swarm points out, no word on whether this film is the documentary Where Do We Go From Here?, the trailer for which started circulating earlier this year. You can check it out below.

Detroit’s own DEATH -Where Do We Go From Here? Documentary – Tour 2009 Promo from Howlermano on Vimeo.

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