MP3: Black Star
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Gearing up for a 2012 release, the power-combo of Talib Kweli and Mos Def (better known as Black Star) haven't released a full album of tunes together since Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star in 1998. Underground rap fans rejoice. They dropped the Madlib produced "Fix Up" on Black Friday and have since also let "You Already Knew" (produced by Madlib's lil' bro, Oh No) float around the web. As you should expect, the rapping is ferocious.

Black Star's members have enjoyed years of solo success, but none more revered than their career launching collaborative work. The new album is said to be inspired by Aretha Franklin and also currently named for her. Black Star Aretha is due next year, some hope with a more inventive title. But if the tracks are consistently this good, who cares?

"Fix Up":



"You Already Knew":

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