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Black Star (Mos Def + Talib Kweli): Mos Def And Kweli Are Black Star

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    One of Rawkus Records most popular releases, 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.

    The album's fruition came about from the chemistry between the two emcees. Both planned to release their solo albums around the same time, but they postponed their individual projects and decided instead to collaborate on a full-length LP. The album's cover was designed by artist Brent Rollins.

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    1. Intro
    Producers: Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal); Talib Kweli
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    2. Astronomy (8th Light)
    featuring Weldon Irvine
    Producers: Mr. Walt (of Da Beatminerz)
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    3. Definition
    Producers: Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal)
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    4. RE:DEFinition
    Producers: Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal)
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    5. Children's Story
    Producers: J. Period (aka Shawn J. Period)
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    6. Brown Skin Lady
    Producers: J. Rawls
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    7. B Boys Will B Boys
    Producers: Geology
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    8. K.O.S. (Determination)
    featuring Vinia Mojica
    Producers: Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal)
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    9. Hater Players
    featuring Apani B Fly Emcee
    Producers: J. Period (aka Shawn J. Period)
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    10. Yo Yeah
    Producers: J. Rawls; Talib Kweli
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    11. Respiration
    featuring Common
    Producers: Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal)
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    12. Thieves In The Night
    Producers: 88 Keys
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    13. Twice Inna Lifetime
    featuring Jane Doe; Punchline; Wordsworth
    Producers: Hi-Tek (of Reflection Eternal)
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    Total Comments: 2
    Name: (Posted: 9/13/2014 1:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 02.132.144)
    Location: KALi
    Comment: The album cover art by Brent Rollins art director/designer since 1997 of Ego Trip magazine(now EgoTripland . com). and the rest is a given by now, if you don't already know.
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2014 6:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.18.55.62)
    Location: -
    Comment: 1LP picture disc, does it get worse?
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