Same MOS, different name! Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are Black Star. With the album release date still a mystery, today they dropped their first single “Fix Up” produced by Madlib available for download on iTunes. Let us know what you think….
Dang… this is a show that we wish we could have been at! Can’t wait to see the rest of the footage.
“Crowds poured into London’s Hammersmith Apollo on May 10, 2011 for a historic Hip Hop show with legends Rakim, De la Soul and Blackstar coming together onstage for the experience that was Science of Speech. Stay tuned for SoulCulture TV’s exclusive coverage of the event, capturing live performances of iconic classics and backstage antics caught on our AAA roams.
Watch out for the once in a lifetime chance to have your footage featured in the official edit of the entire London show…. Keep an eye on http://facebook.com/mosdef for details.”
This week’s pick comes to you from Black Star feat. Common off the self titled album “Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star” that was released in 1998. This song is just amazing. You have 3 of the dopest MC’s ever in Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Common on the same track with a super dope beat produced by Hi-Tek… come on! When I first heard this it became an instant classic and the Black Star album is and will remain in my top 5 hip hop albums of ALL TIME.
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