Talib Kweli revealed there's a new Black Star album coming a couple of months ago. The Brooklyn rapper said he and his partner Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, will put it out when they find the right deal.
Kwa was a guest on a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and said the second Black Star album will deal with a lot of what people have been protesting since the death of George Floyd, the man who died last week in Minneapolis while in police custody.
The rap duo's first album 1998's Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star is considered a classic. It's the only LP they've dropped as a group, and they've put out more albums as solo artists. [Jump to 9:58 mark].
"I got a new album with Diamond D," says Talib. "Shout out legendary hip-hop producer Diamond D, but in the spirit of what we're talking about, a lot of people have been hitting me up like 'We need that Black Star album, we need that Black Star album.' Me and Mos Def are in the final stages of the Black Star album. It's produced completely by Madlib, so shoutout to Madlib and everybody at Oxnard. The new Black Star album is dealing with a lot of this subject matter. I'm working hard to get it out to the people."
Are you excited for the new Black Star album?