Legendary hip hop duo Black Star, composed of Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli are back after more than a decade. After changing the face of hip hop back in the 90’s the two rappers went on to pursue solo careers, that sadly never reached the acclaim or had the impact that Black Star had upon music. Luckily for us the two have decided to get back together to work on new material and go on tour!
The new material comes in the form of a song leaked via DJ J Rocc from Stones Throw Records, produced by Madlib and titled “Fix Up”. On October 5th 2011 Mos and Kweli appeared on the Colbert Report to chat and performed “Fix Up” for the first time. It’s pretty amazing!
Best news of all is that Black Star is hitting the road to tour and will be landing in Toronto on Saturday November 12 at the Kool Haus. This show is definitely one show that no real hip hop head would want to miss. You can grab your tickets HERE
at a reduced “early bird” price of $35 which will of course go up in price really soon.
Watch the interview with Colbert and Black Star, as well as their performance of “Fix Up” below. Enjoy.