BlackStar – Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli

Check out the conscious rap duo Blackstar on the 3rd of July 2018 in Amsterdam, location Paradiso.

Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) from Brooklyn (New York), formed the rap duo Blackstar that is still active to this day. Since 1998 singles have been released from the duo, but the debut album “Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star” was released on September 29th, 1998. The album has always received very high reviews from critics, but has never been commercially successful. Both Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey gained their individual successes in the following years and released many albums separately.

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But recently, during a Madlib DJ show in Denver, Yasiin Bey grabbed the microphone and announced a new Black Star album with producer Madlib, and of course Talib Kweli. This would mean that 20 years after the duo’s debut, a new album would finally be released. We can only hope for now, but who knows, maybe we will be surprised with something new in Paradiso.

Check them out!

 

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