Black Star Announce First New Album In 24 Years

Black Star - the hip hop duo comprised of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli - have announced the long awaited follow up to their highly influential 1998 debut Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. No Fear of Time was produced by Madlib and will be released on May 3rd via the podcasting platform Luminary.
 In a statement, Kweli shared the following:

"About 3-4 years ago I was visiting Yasiin in Europe and we started to talk about songs to do on an album, so I flew an engineer out just to see what that would be. Once I realized this conversation is starting to organically become a creative conversation, I started making sure to have the engineer around at all times. There was one day we were just in a hotel listening to Madlib beats, and he’s like, “Play that Madlib tape again.” I’m playing the beats and he starts doing rhymes to the beats. And that’s how we did the first song.

This is very similar to how we did the first album. But the first album, there were no mobile studios. This entire album, we have not set foot in one recording studio. It’s all been done in hotel rooms and backstage at Dave Chappelle shows."

 Check out a trailer for the album below:

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