AOTY 2017
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
1998 Ratings: #8
September 29, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rawkus, Priority, EMI, MCA, Universal / Label
Shawn J. Period, Hi-Tek, Ge-ology, 88-Keys, J. Rawls, Da Beatminerz / Producer
Hip Hop / Genres
Your Review
Oct 12, 2016*
Collaborations have always been part of the essence of hip-hop. Throughout the genre's history, many collaborative projects have often been pointed out as some of its absolute best related works. The surprising pairing of Mos Def and Talib Kweli at the turn of the century still stands as one of those clear examples of success. Their one and only release under the Black Star moniker brought in Mos Def's usual signature racial and native eloquence, backed up by Kweli (who, at the time was on top ... read more
Jul 14, 2017
One of my first introductions to classic hip-hop. Given to me by a senior, as a high school freshman, "eye-opening" was an understatement when first listening to this back then
Jul 8, 2017
Respiration may be my favorite rap song.
#178/SPIN (1985-2014)
Track List
  1. Intro
  2. Astronomy (8th Light)
  3. Definition
  4. Re: Definition
  5. Children's Story
  6. Brown Skin Lady
  7. B Boys Will B Boys
  8. K.O.S. (Determination)
  9. Hater Players
  10. Yo Yeah
  11. Respiration
  12. Thieves in the Night
  13. Twice inna Lifetime
Contributions By
philthy, royalflush, alexgonzriv

Added on: August 20, 2014