Black Star reunion album announced for 2012

One of the most anticipated reunions in hip-hop are about to take place eventually. In an interview with MTV, Talib Kweli said that he is busy working on a Black Star reunion album with Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, so that it can be released in 2012. The CDQ version of "Fix Up," which was premiered on The Colbert Report a few weeks ago, is expected to appear soon.

Here’s the part where I ask the inevitable “Black Star update” question.

Me and Mos are focused on independence and quality of sound. We’re really into a Madlib/Dilla thing right now. Anything you hear from us is probably going to be that type of sound. And it’s about independence, so we are trying to find out the right mediums to get the songs out. When you heard “Fix Up” on Colbert, it wasn’t even mixed; it was something we recorded a week before. Now we’re at the mixing stage of the song and we are going to put that out ourselves. We have a bunch of songs recorded. We are just trying to figure out the best way to release them, whether it’s going to be one by one, EP or album. Right now, the plan is to release “Fix Up” and then Yaasin is working on a Yaasin Bey Presents project and then we’ll see how it goes.

When do you hope to release it?

[Pause, then slowly] I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year.

Source: HipHop DX

By: Petar Kujundzic / News / November 4, 2011 / 1249 Views
  • http://twitter.com/Alamin_R Alamin Rashid

    YES YES YES YES YES 

    This is a REAL hip-hop duo, realness right here. Blackstar 2 is gonna batter 7 shades of shit out of WTT

  • Anonymous

    Dude I love Watch the Throne...That album is amazing.  But i'm also looking foward to that black star project. Shit is gonna be dope.

  • Anonymous

    Dude I love Watch the Throne...That album is amazing.  But i'm also looking foward to that black star project. Shit is gonna be dope.

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  • fano

    This record will be bigger and better than anything else in hip hop.

  • Blahblah

    WTT was a joke... an absolute joke.... Jay-Z crushes the mic.. Kanye is full of energy... together was just bland..... BLAND... THIS BLACK STAR SHIT WILL BE EPIC THOUGH

  • Blahblah

    WTT was a joke... an absolute joke.... Jay-Z crushes the mic.. Kanye is full of energy... together was just bland..... BLAND... THIS BLACK STAR SHIT WILL BE EPIC THOUGH

  • Anonymous

    I RESPECT YOUR OPINION, I DON'T AGREE WITH IT THOUGH.

  • Anonymous

    I RESPECT YOUR OPINION, I DON'T AGREE WITH IT THOUGH.

  • Anonymous

    I RESPECT YOUR OPINION, I DON'T AGREE WITH IT THOUGH.

  • Tyler

    The Throne and Blackstar aren't even comparable. They're 2 different styles completely in my opinion.

  • Tyler

    The Throne and Blackstar aren't even comparable. They're 2 different styles completely in my opinion.

  • Tyler

    The Throne and Blackstar aren't even comparable. They're 2 different styles completely in my opinion.

  • Sjsjsj

    holy shit. blackstar coming back one more 'gain? i can only pray. 

    Blackstar's first album was tons better than WTT. i do agree with the fact they're different styles, but at the end of the day you like one more than the other. 

    Mos Def's career is better than Jigga's and Ye's. that's my opinion. I am a fan of all three, have all the album's of all three, and at the end of the day Mos Def is my number one.

    Mos' lyrics and work have gotten me through some shit more than Jigga or Ye. when people ask me to recommend them hip-hop albums, i give them a mos def line and cd recommendation. 

  • fano

    Son, we're comparing a record from more then 10 years ago to a massively ultra hyper produced record of today that's less about the lyrics than it is about the lifestyle. Now that being said, I fux with the throne, that shit was crack. Same goes for comparing Mos's career to Ye and Hov's... are you fucking serious? I don't remember Jay dropping bars on Soundbombing 1, and I don't remember Mos talking about hustling and the trap. And I don't even remember Ye from before 2003, so my point is you can't compare their careers, or their records. Shit is just different. The fact that blackstarr is still relevant today.... real talk, that shit was groundbreaking and a classic. Maybe someday the same will be said about the throne, but too early to tell.

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