In a recent chat with MTV Hive, Talib Kweli gave fans an update on the Black Star reunion with Mos Def, once hinted at in August when a snippet of an unfinished Black Star track leaked, featuring a verse from Mos. Since then, the two have gone on tour and even performed a new song on The Colbert Report.
Despite denying rumors of a reunion in the past, Talib confirms a new Black Star album has been scheduled for release in 2012. Here's what the rapper had to say:
Me and Mos are focused on independence and quality of sound. We’re really into a Madlib/Dilla thing right now. Anything you hear from us is probably going to be that type of sound. And it’s about independence, so we are trying to find out the right mediums to get the songs out. When you heard “Fix Up” on Colbert, it wasn’t even mixed; it was something we recorded a week before. Now we’re at the mixing stage of the song and we are going to put that out ourselves. We have a bunch of songs recorded. We are just trying to figure out the best way to release them, whether it’s going to be one by one, EP or album. Right now, the plan is to release “Fix Up” and then Yaasin is working on aYaasin Bey Presents project and then we’ll see how it goes.
I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year.
Black Star made their debut in 1998 with Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, which is revered today as a hip-hop classic.