Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album.

Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album.

According to Downtown head Josh Deutsch, Kanye West will produce some tracks on the as-yet-untitled record. Mos Def recently appeared on the track "Drunk and Hot Girls" from West's new Def Jam album, "Graduation."

Deutsch tells Billboard.com Downtown has no plans to reissue last year's "Tru3 Magic," Mos Def's swan song for Geffen. The set was pushed back numerous times and eventually appeared with no fanfare in late December. It has sold just 86,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Although he didn't appear in a film in 2007, Mos Def has no less than eight movie roles pending through 2009, including an appearance in the Danny Glover-directed "Toussaint."