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Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli Announce New Black Star Album For 2018 Ft. Production By Madlib

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No matter what, Black Star will go down in history as one of the most respected hip-hop duos of all time. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli are noted legendary lyricists, and when they combine their talents, very few duos can confidently stand up to them. This past weekend the two hip-hop stars played a very rare one-off show in Denver, Colorado at the Ogden Theater. Equally renowned DJ and producer Madlib had a show at another location the same night, and Yasiin Bey made a special guest appearance during his set to unveil some exciting unexpected news.

Although those who were in attendance knew they were in for a unique performance, none of them expected to be the first to hear of a special announcement made by Yasiin and Madlib. According to accounts from fans on Reddit who were in attendance, both Yasiin and Madlib have confirmed that there will be a brand new Black Star album coming 2018, with none other than the legenary Madlib on production duties. 

As if our minds weren’t blown already with the announcement of a new Black Star album, the fact that Madlib will be on the same project is stunning. If you’re not familiar with Madlib, his discography and production credits are something to admire. Excluding his work with the two Black Star rappers, he’s made beats for Kanye West, Anderson .Paak, Freddie Gibbs, J Dilla, De La Soul and worked on Madvillainy with MF DOOM, arguably one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

The excitement from this announcement can be heard by hip-hop heads all around the world. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of their one and only studio album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. Seems like a perfect time for a comeback.

Dave Chappelle Adds Chance The Rapper, Lauryn Hill & Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) To Upcoming Shows

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Dave Chappelle is back and keeps the good news coming! It was recently announced that Dave Chappelle would be starting a residency at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the month of August joined by Childish Gambino, The Roots, Chris Rock, Erykah Badu, Trevor Noah and more. Now he’s shared the exciting news Chance The Rapper, Lauryn Hill and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) will join in. 

Dave will have 14 shows now after these additions taking place from August 1 to August 24. Dave Chapelle has always had an amazing releationship with hip-hop artists and we can’t wait for these legendary events to take place. If you are able to make these, don’t miss out! See the full list of shows here and enjoy!

Listen To Mos Def’s First Song In 4 Years As 'Mos Def' With “Sensei on the Block”

Listen To Mos Def’s First Song In 4 Years As 'Mos Def' With “Sensei on the Block” - Featured Image

While Yasiin Bey (Formerly the rapper known as Mos Def) has been popping up on our radar fairly frequently, it seems like we haven’t heard much from his thought to be retired rap moniker Mos Def in some time.

Recently we've seen some tracks released under his birth name Yassin Bey, but to break the artistic silence under the project he was first known fur, we've been delivered a fresh new track “Senei On The Block" with the OG Mos Def sound we fell in love with, and it sounds better than ever. The Ski Beatz produced track introduces slightly eerie, Caribbean flavored, steel drum focused beat with a deep, rolling bassline that allow the vocals to shine over with his signature loose rapping style. He brings his lyrical flames with flawless verses that seem to float in pocket with the beat as he shows he's truly a sensei with words that can offer groovy rhyming patterns with ease. Enjoy!

Mos Def X Ski Beats - Sensei on the Block

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