Hip-hop History: Black Star - Definition

1, 2, 3…Mos Def and Talib Kweli… If you didn’t just sing that in your head, you need this on repeat. From the ever-powerful Black Star, released 2002. Watch


Talib Kweli feat. Raekwon - “Violations”

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Show Gallery: Black Star returns to Oakland

Despite the relative quiet recently from the two as a duo, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are still Black Star, and they reunited once again to perform in Oakland… Read

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Questlove’s latest tribute to J Dilla: The story of Black Star’s “Little Brother”

It’s no secret of the immense respect that Questlove has (and many of us have) of the late J Dilla, but it was J Dilla’s immense respect for Pete Rock that… Read

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Show Recap: Black Star tour comes through San Francisco

Mos Def (Yaasin Bey) and Talib Kweli are Black Star, and they took to the stage last week at San Francisco’s Mezzanine for two dates—the second one added… Read

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Talib Kweli to MTV: Black Star release in 2012

Talib Kweli took time to talk to MTV Hive about a myriad of topics, none the least is that he and Yasiin “Mos Def” Bey has been recording quite a few tracks… Read

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Black Star cancels dates but not tour, takes detour to Seattle and San Francisco

News that Black Star cancelled their tour dates with Live Nation must have been disappointing to many, but we know for sure that Talib Kweli and, most… Read

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Black Star debuts new track on Colbert

Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s newest collaboration was debuted on Colbert Report last Wednesday night. What’s more, the track, “Fix Up”, is their first track in a… Read

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Photos from Rock The Bells at the Shoreline Ampitheatre

Rock The Bells, the hip-hop superfestival that has also become a Bay Area fixture every summer since 2005, just concluded west coast run last weekend with a… Read

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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas to headline Rock the Bells 2011

Guerilla Union has announced this year’s Rock the Bells Festival lineup, which will tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston. As… Read