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
I’m two days late, but here’s this week’s version of What I’m Listening To. Given that today is International Women’s Day, this week’s edition kicks off with a track demanding greater respect for women. Queen Latifah – “U.N.I.T.Y.” (Black Reign, Motown Records, 1993) I actually heard this track for the first time a few weeks […]
As we mentioned previously, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek have reunited as Reflection Eternal and released a new album titled Revolutions Per Minute. I’ve been pretty critical of Kweli over the last couple of years, and that’s not exactly the fairest journalism around. It’s likely I’m too tainted by the greatness from the Black Star or […]
YES! I’m terribly excited at Pitchfork’s news that Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, for those who don’t know) is reuniting and going on tour. While I have the utmost respect for Kweli, I have to agree with Pitchfork’s words when they say: In Hi-Tek, Kweli had a partner whose burbling, organic tracks perfectly complimented […]
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 […]
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In what should be the dopest documentary film released in the next little while, Video Rahim is releasing Talib Kweli: The movie. Check out the trailer below: Thanks for the boys over at Okayplayer for publicizing this.