Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 122 ratings
1998 Ratings: #13
September 29, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rawkus, Priority, EMI, MCA, Universal / Label
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morningsbell
76
...it's aight. Not crazy about the instrumentals and some hooks but otherwise it's really solid.
TheAlchemist
95
Black Star. This pairing was one of the most important moments in all of Hip-Hop for me. When this album came out, R&B was still not super huge in rap, and artists who included softer tracks like "Brown Skin Lady" were kind of shunned. This album changed that for me. Mos is one of the most respected rappers of all time, and these guys seriously made a hurricane with this album. Fuck a splash. Both MC's go so hard on this album, but their execution of including R&B elements was ... read more
MarkCooper
85
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
thebibleparttwo
75
lmao im bouta get so much hate for this
Benny
91
For some fucking reason i never rated this

But is some fucking incredible golden age music
Mos Def and Talib Kweli join forces to create one of the best hip hop albums ever made
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#13/Pitchfork

MISC LISTS

#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
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