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Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Definition

Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Definition
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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star is an album-length collaboration of emcees Talib Kweli and Mos Def. The album was released on August 18, 1998, to critical acclaim. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping line founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophical ideas, and life in Brooklyn, New York City, as the two artists know it.

and first single, “Definition (song)”, is a stern response to hip hop’s fascination with death, and a dedication to slain emcees Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G…