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Black Star performs on Fallon

Watch them perform Little Brother and You Already Knew on the Jimmy Fallon show.


All courtesy of Blackstarhub


Black Star’s Aretha mixtape


Mos Def and Talib Kweli have launched blackstarhub.com, a pretty basic Tumblr blog.  It’s going to be your source for some free tunes and hopefully the launch of the Black Star Aretha Franklin mixtape.  Check out the latest track You already knew. 

Black Star "You Already Knew" by 3DDistro


Mos Def and Talib reunite…for a minute

If you’re like me, you may feel that Talib and Mos have never stood a chance.  Their solo stuff so far has just not been able to live up to the astounding collaboration record they released as Black Star.  Sure there are standout tracks every once in a while, and Mos’ Black on Both Sides is fantastic.  But somehow, I can never shake the feeling that Black Star was close to the perfect record.

By that I mean one of those records you just don’t ever want to change tracks on.  You play it through over and over again.   One end to the other.

Pitchfork is reporting that they got together for a track on Mos’ new album The Ecstatic, and have finally released the video for it.  I like the track.


Black Star Reunite For Two Hometown Shows

Black Star Reunite For Two Hometown Shows.  XXL Mag has just posted a story that literally made my entire week.

Black Star, one of the dopest and shortest-lived hip hop duos of all time has decided to reunite for 2 shows in NYC this summer.

Mos Def and Talib Kweli together are just amazing, and frankly a lot stronger than either of them when they are apart.  I love Mos, but Kweli hurts me sometimes with his solo stuff.  It just doesn’t sound…right.

Either way, be prepared for greatness.  Both shows take place on the same night.  One show will be at 7 p.m. and the other at 11:30 p.m on May 30th.