BLACK STARR has an upcoming new album

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  1. SC kid

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    In 1998, hip-hop history was made. Mos Def, a recently-established associate of the former Native Tongues crew, and Talib Kweli, an underground battle rapper making waves on New York’s indie rap scene, united to form Black Star, a duo who laid the blueprint for the next phase of Black power rap. With a combination of Afrocentric wisdom, esoteric literary references, and street-savvy wordplay, Black Star changed the direction of subterranean, socially-conscious rap, a precursor to the modern woke stylings of today’s rap favorites like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.

    Funded by legendary indie rap label Rawkus Records and fueled by the righteous indignation of educated, well-read Black collegiate idealism (the duo purchased Nkiru Bookstore, cited as the oldest African-American bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, in 1998), their debut album, Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star stood in stark contrast to the era’s ultra-jiggy leanings. They rejected the “get money by any means” ethos of Puff Daddy (now better known as Sean “Diddy” Combs — aka Love), Jay-Z, and their ilk, to focus on the social — and socialist — teachings of James Baldwin, Richard Wright, and the Black Panthers. Clad in military jackets and cowrie shells, they brought their red, black, and green ethos to a hip-hop audience yearning for an alternative to shiny suits and blinged-out Rolexes.

    While the group has not been active since their last tour in 2015, only making sparse special appearances, and hasn’t released an album since their 1998 debut, they remain a favorite of fans of alternative, heady rap. Those fans have plenty of reason for excitement now, though, as group member Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, made a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set at the Ogden Theater in Denver on Saturday, announcing that the pair has been working on a new project on the eve of their first album’s 20th anniversary.

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  2. wavycrocket

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    Was just bumping this the other day :pimp:. Can’t waut
     
  3. lobcity

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    Can't wait!
     
  4. mastamind033

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    :pimp::pimp::pimp:

    Love the first album
     
  5. lyrikill

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    Madlib + Mos + Kweli = :nthat::nthat::nthat:
     
  6. jc619er

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    Let's hope Mos can stay focused long enough for this to actually see the light of day.
     
  7. numbah1grimey

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    Long overdue
     
  8. Saw this news the other day, hope it comes to fruition...but my guy Mos stay announcing projects that never happen. :lol:
     
  9. SC kid

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  10. zube42

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    Feel bad saying this but I'd rather have a solo Mos project at this point.
     
  11. superblytrife

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    I’ll believe this when I hear it. :lol:

    Still waiting on that Mos x Mannie joint....
     
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  12. JRaW’d

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    I guess its better than not doing it @ all.

    I have no idea why some rappers wait till 10+ years out of their primes to do follow up albums tho. word to blackout 2.
     
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  13. SoleByThePound

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    This will drop on the same day as Detox and Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn).
     
  14. tide619

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    Mos and Kweli both shine on Madlib beats though. Hearing the three come together is going to be amazing. I just hope Hi-Tek ain't somewhere all angry.



     
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  15. God damn, first time I'm listening to the full album in a very long time. Still so fitting for the times. Doesn't sound close to dated at all either.
     
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  16. rillo561

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    Wow, I'm ready!

    I lost all hope.
     
  17. lobcity

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    DJ Hitek better email them some beats he still owe Talib for that garbage Back up off me beat he gave him on the Quality album
     
  18. dipsetgeneral

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    What?! Okay! i'm in!
     
  19. kickvicisous

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    Cant wait, they'll be in DC in april for a concert. Will be their
     
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  20. Master Zik

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    Thieves in the Night is an ALL TIME CLASSIC IN MUSIC HISTORY

    With that said I saw this thread title and laughed. Thought it was old for a sec.

    I thought Mos was done with rap. A few weeks ago Talib was asked about the chances of this and son was trying not to say no :lol:

    With Madlib this would be dope but I'm not expecting more than a track or two.
     
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  21. Mos Def was done, he ain't never said anything about Yasiin Bey and/or Black Star.:lol::pimp:

    Twice Inna Lifetime. Straight Lyricist Lounge vibes.:pimp:
     
  22. numbah1grimey

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    :pimp::nthat:

     
  23. Chopper

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    Fixed. Not sure how anyone can get excited for Kweli these days. Dude fell off as hard as Eminem.