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New Black Star for 2012?

By ; November 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM 


Photo by Philip Cosores

Honestly, after 13 years since Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star was released, any story that hints at a possible release from the star-crossed rappers should be met with a fair amount of skepticism. That being said, Talib Kweli made some interesting comments in a recent interview with MTV in response to a general question about what is up with Black Star:

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.


Wait, wait, wait. So, new Black Star seems imminent by that quote. The follow-up question confirms this, as it asks when can we expect new Black Star and Kweli responds, “[Pause, then slowly] I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year.”

Will it happen? Who knows, but we can hope. In the meantime, check out the duo on Colbert proving that they have new material. Also, we have their current tour dates below.

Black Star Tourdates:

11/12 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/13 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia de Montreal
11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
12/03 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

* = w/ Los Rakas


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