Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Last Wednesday the Brooklyn rappers collectively known as Black Star*–Mos Def (now going as Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli–were guests on the satirical news show,”The Colbert Report.” They last brought out an album, “Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star” in 1998. Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli then proceeded to effortlessly perform two songs–the first “Fix Up” from the 5:00 mark in the video above and the second, “Astronomy (8th Light)” which you can watch here. Too bad they cancelled their upcoming tour.

* Black Star refers to Marcus Garvey’s fleet of ships with which he planned to repatriate Africans in the Americas back to Africa.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on faculty of The New School in New York.

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