Black Star arose from the underground movement of the late 1990s. They released one album “Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star” in 1998. The album rose to critical acclaim and is praised as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of our time. Black Star has continued to help shape underground alternative hip-hop and bring it further into the mainstream eye. Both have gone on to greater commercial and critical success in separate solo careers.

All though they have only released one album, throughout the years Black Star has stayed active. Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey (Formally Mos Def) have appeared on each others albums and various other tracks together.

In 2011 they have continued to tour the globe and have recently released a new single entitled “Fix Up.” The Madlib produced single is available on iTunes here:

There are also plans for an Aretha Franklin inspired Mix CD entitled “Black Star Aretha.” The first release from the Mix CD, “You Already Knew” produced by Oh No, is available as a free download at

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