Black Star Release New Album ‘No Fear of Time’, Share Video for ‘o.G.’

    Black Star – the duo of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli – have released No Fear of Time, their first new album in nearly 25 years. The follow-up to 1998’s Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star is out now exclusively via the podcast app Luminary, but Black Star have made a lyric video for opener ‘o.G.’ available on YouTube. Check it out below, and if you’re a Luminary subscriber, you can listen to the Madlib-produced LP here.

    “About 3-4 years ago I was visiting yasiin in Europe and we started to talk about songs to do on an album, so I flew an engineer out just to see what that would be,” Kweli said in a statement. “Once I realized this conversation is starting to organically become a creative conversation, I started making sure to have the engineer around at all times. There was one day we were just in a hotel listening to Madlib beats, and he’s like “Play that Madlib tape again.” I’m playing the beats and he starts doing rhymes to the beats. And that’s how we did the first song.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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