July 6, 2022


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Black Star Declares Madlib-Produced Reunion Album “No Worry Of Time”

It’s been 24 years since Black Star, the duo of Talib Kweli and the person now referred to as Yasiin Bey, launched their historic debut album Mos Def and Talib Kweli are black stars. Since then, Bey and Kweli have gone on to nice careers, and there has at all times been speak of reuniting for an additional album. Actually, years in the past the 2 rappers talked about that that they had reunited to make a brand new album with Madlib. However there have been obstacles.

In 2020, Talib Kweli mentioned that Black Star had recorded a whole album with Madlib however it will by no means be launched: “Individuals who by no means made a beat, by no means wrote a rhyme of their life put the fingers within the cake and are disrespectful to what me and my brothers have constructed. It’s in God’s palms now. I’m on to different issues, life is simply too quick to be regarded down upon by the tradition vultures. Possibly you’ll hear this album after I’m gone. However now it’s taking place. Black Star’s second album is known as No worry of timeand it comes out subsequent month.

There’s a catch, nonetheless. To listen to No worry of time, you will want to join the Luminary podcast app; the LP might be an unique for Luminary customers. Bey and Kweli labored with Luminary on the Dave Chappelle podcast The Midnight Miracle final 12 months, and so they even debuted a brand new Black Star music on Chappelle’s present. Talking in regards to the new album in a press launch, Kweli had this to say:

About three or 4 years in the past, I used to be visiting Yasiin in Europe, and we began speaking about songs to do on an album, so I introduced in an engineer simply to see what it will seem like. As soon as I spotted this dialog was beginning to organically flip right into a inventive dialog, I began ensuring I had the engineer always. There was a day after we have been simply in a lodge listening to some Madlib beats, and he mentioned, “Play that Madlib tape once more.” I play the beats and he begins rhyming the beats. And that’s how we made the primary music…

It’s similar to how we did the primary album. However the first album, there have been no cellular studios. This entire album, we haven’t set foot in a single recording studio. It was all performed in lodge rooms and behind the scenes at Dave Chappelle exhibits.

Right here’s the album’s trailer, which options 15 seconds of latest music:

No worry of time got here out 5/3 on Luminary.