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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.

Talib Kweli Drops New Album "Radio Silence" Ft. Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, Mr. Carmack, Jay Electronica & More

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Hip-Hop veteran Talib Kweli is someone who never disappoints with this lyricism and technical rapping abilities. Now the Brooklyn rapper has shared his eighth studio album Radio Silence.

This new 11-track project comes with collaborations from Anderson. .Paak, Kaytranada, Mr. Carmack, Jay Electronica, Waka Flocka Flame, BJ The Chicago Kid, Rick Ross, soulful vocalist Bilal, jazz / hip-hop pianist Robert Glasper and more. The project is smooth listen from start to finish and Talib expertly navigates a handful of different topics tackling some important issues while delivering bars in the process. He makes use of soulful, classic hip-hop instrumentals across the project that was two years in the making. The uplifting album brings the best out of each featured artist who give this LP its dynamic nature. Enjoy!

Talib Kweli - Radio Silence

Anderson .Paak & Kaytranada Join Talib Kweli On Star-Studded New Hip-Hop Collaboration "Traveling Light"

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Talib Kweli has brought together quite the collaboration on his new single "Traveling Light" enlisting the talents of Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. The song comes early off Kweli’s Radio Silence EP due this Friday and combines a few of our favorite artists.

Ahead of the full project, Kweli joined Zane Lowe for an interview on Beats 1 sharing his insights of working with Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada saying “Anderson reminds me of when I first heard Cee-Lo Green. You know, when you first heard Cee-Lo Green, you think you’re listening to a 60-year old black man who’s weathered and wrinkled, like he’s lived some experiences.” Talib Kweli spits his signature bars while Kaytranada crafts a frantic beat heavliy sampling horns as Anderson .Paak’s raspy crooning ties everything together. The full project brings collaborations from Mr. Carmack, BJ The Chicago Kid, Gucci Mane, Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, Bilal, Amber Coffman and more. Enjoy!

Talib Kweli - Traveling Light (Ft. Anderson .Paak & Kaytranada)

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