2.25.2010

Black Star - Proved A Point?

Black Star is a hiphop duo group with two of the most respected artist in hiphop
Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Black Star arose from the underground movement of the late 1990s. Which they only made one album as Black Star. Which drop in 1998 and it was called Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. To me this album is one of the best of all time for several reason. One would be why the album was made and what it deals with. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophical ideas, and life in Brooklyn, New York City, as the two artists know it.

First single, "Definition," 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.. As the chorus goes,

“ One two three/Mos Def and Talib Kweli/We came to rock it on to the tip-top/Best alliance in hip-hop, Y-O/I said, one two three/It's kind of dangerous to be an emcee/They shot Tupac and Biggie/Too much violence in hip-hop, Y-O"

It showed on this track the two of them wanted to make a stand in hiphop and stop the violence.

Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) - Definition, RE: Definition



Black star Ft Common - Respiration




Peace.

4 comments:

Common Life said...

The collabs between Mos Def and Talib are craazy! I absolutely love history with 'em! Nice post!

http://thecommonlifedreams.blogspot.com/

Peace!

JUSTIN said...

love it! dope post, as usual!

The Ghost of Nas said...

one of my favorite rap albums. respiration is such a good song

keon said...

YES I LOVE THIS OLD SKOOL SHIT...DOPE LOVE THE BLOG...