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Black Star Addresses ‘Palestinian Freedom’ On Stage and Backstage (Video)

During Black Star’s performance in Los Angeles on September 22nd, 2012, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) diverted from the original lyrics of “RE: DEFinition” and chose to rap in unison, “Let’s get free just like the Palestinians!” After the show, Yasiin spoke candidly (albeit carefully) about the significance of the lyric change and Black Star’s stance on justice and peace in Palestine; and elsewhere for all people.

We’ll leave further interpretations and implications for the lyric change to you, the reader. For reference, eLyrics and RapGenius both document the original lyric in “RE:Definition” going like:

Son I’m way past the minimum, it’s a verb millennium
My rap’s hold a gat to your back, like Palestinians

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Black Star In Paris, France (Video)

More video from Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli aka Black Star’s performance from Paris but this time coming from the camera lense of Mr. Mass who was shooting from the stage with a high quality camera. Niiiiiice…

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli Rock Paris As ‘Black Star’ (Video)

The energy that the crowd had for Black Star was great….at least quality hip hop still thrives in Europe. More video from the show under the hood…
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Black Star Perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

The mighty Mos Def Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli stopped by the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show & performed with assistance from The Roots one of my favorite new songs they dropped a few weeks ago called You Already Knew”. If you’ve been following my radio show you know I’ve been banging this joint out like crazy because it’s so dope to me. It’s personal favorite that will appear on their upcoming mixtape dedicated to Aretha Franklin who, in another tidbit of info, was recently engaged to be married. That’s wasup. How you doing How you feel?! More video of Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli performing “Little Brother” below…
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Black Star – “Fix Up”

It’s Black Star Friday…new music from the Mighty Mos Def Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli produced by Madlib. Niiiice. This is the same joint they rocked live & on shows like the Colbert Report last month. New Black Star album coming in 2012? I can rock with that…


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Mos Def Demands BET Awards Show Tribute For Troy Davis (Video)

Mos Def & Talib Kweli were scheduled to perform here in Atlanta last Thursday night, but the show was cancelled following the recent execution of Troy Davis by the state of Georgia. As Black Star, Mos & Kweli opted to cancel their show in protest. I’m not mad & I applaud them for doing so. Troy Davis will officially be buried this Saturday & almost simultaneously the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taking place in Atlanta. While at their Miami show Mos Def took the opportunity to send a message to the powers at BET to make sure they dedicated a segment to a man who was executed with no evidence of guilt. Should be interesting to see how many other artists will speak out if given the platform.

Black Star x Common find ‘Respiration’ In Chicago (Video)

Mos Def, Talib Kweli, & Common rocked Chicago’s House Of Blues performing their classic hip hip joint “Respiration” for the raucous fans of the Windy City.

LIVE: Rock The Bells 2011


Black Star – “Untitled” (Produced by Madlib)

Track that Mos Def released from his facebook. No info on this track yet. We can only hope that this a return for Black Star. Sounds like vintage Mos and Talib.