Black Star - (Import CD)

Talib Mos Def/Kweli

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Categories
Hip-HopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. R&B
  3. East Coast Rap
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Title
Black Star [PA]
Country
USA
Notes

Black Star: Mos Def, Talib Kweli (rap vocals).
Additional personnel: Apani, Common, Jane Doe, Vinia Mojica, Weldon Irvine.
Producers: DJ Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli, Mr. Walt, Shawn J. Period, J. Rawls.
Personnel: Mos Def (Fender Rhodes piano); Apani B Fly Emcee (vocals); Weldon Irvine (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: Steve Souder; Mr. Walt; Ken "Duro" Ifill; Kieran Walsh; Rick St. Hillaire.
Recording information: Bobalicious Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; D & D Studios, New York, NY; D&D Studios, New York, NY; Funky Slice Studios, Brooklyn, New York, NY; Funky Slice, Brooklyn, NY; Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL; Unique Recording Studios, New York, NY; Unique Studios.
Photographers: Jake Septimus; Eddie Otchere-Dhagren; Franck Khalfoun; Tasleem; Marcus Garvey.

BarCode
008811289720
Country of Origin
USA
Barcode
008811289720
Label
Rawkus Records
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Performer
Black Star
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Intro
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Astronomy (8th Light)
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Definition
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] RE: DEFinition
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Children's Story
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Brown Skin Lady
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] B Boys Will B Boys
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] K. O. S. (Determination)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hater Players
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Yo Yeah
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Respiration
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Thieves in the Night
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Twice Inna Lifetime
Artists
  1. Talib Mos Def/Kweli
  2. Black Star (Rap)
Studio / Live
Studio
Previews

Rolling Stone (10/29/98, p.77) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...not only an eagerly awaited rap album but also a desperately needed one....Black Star are socially conscious and lyrically sound--with their hearts close to the underground."
Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.80) - "...Mixing rugged street beats and rhymes brainy enough for boho B-boys (they cite literary references and quote Nina Simone) makes this Black Star shine bright." - Rating: A-
The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"
CMJ (1/11/99, pp.5-6) - "...Mos Def and Talib Kweli truly are 'the best alliance in hip-hop,' with Mos's stylized, grainy delivery serving as yang to the smart, spoken words of Kweli's yin..."
The Source (11/98, p.198) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...With a delicate balance of Black Nationalism, well-chosen interludes and lyrics to go, high-pitched metaphor specialist Kweli and straight-up showman Mos prove that they're more than just 'lyrically handsome'..."

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Engineer
Success; Pat Viola; Vaughn Sessions; Mr. Walt; Jim Godsey; Kieran Walsh; Charlie Mack

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