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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star


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Black Star, an American hip hop duo consisting of Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli formed in 1997 from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Black Star’s ‘Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star’ is the duo’s only studio album released on August 18, 1998 to widespread critical acclaim and has gone on to be considered a seminal classic of the 90s underground hip hop scene. The title references the Black Star Line, a shipping company founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophies and life in Brooklyn.

This pressing is part of Universal Music Enterprises’ (UMe) "Respect the Classics" series, which pays tribute to many of hip-hop's finest albums on vinyl. This release features a limited edition two-tone black on black picture disc.

“There's no slack evident in the tight wordplays of Def and Kweli as they twist and turn through sparse, jazz-rooted rhythms calling out for awareness and freedom of the mind. Their viewpoints stem directly from the teachings of Marcus Garvey, the legendary activist who fought for the rights of blacks all around the world in the first half of the 20th century. Def and Kweli's ideals are sure lofty; not only are they out to preach Garvey's words, but they also hope to purge rap music of its negativity and violence.” - AllMusic



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Black Star [Mos Def & Talib Kweli]


Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star




Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue, Remastered, Two Tone Black Star



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This reissue: 2014 | Original - 1998


Hip Hop



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