Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (studio album) by Black Star

Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star by Black Star
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 1,097th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (215th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,097th)
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From 07/30/2020 03:09
A bit overbearing, but pretty great nonetheless.
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From 05/20/2018 21:53
Mos Def and Talib Kweli were respectively in their prhyme while they dropped this album. It has a lot to offer in term of socially conscious lyrics.
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From 06/18/2016 12:58
Lyrics: 10/10
Beats: 6/10
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From 02/17/2015 21:44
Some of the most intellectual lyrics in hip hop. Practically a class on African American studies. Talib Kweli is a great rapper. "Respiration" and "Thieves in the Night are highlights". Musically it's not too interesting.
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From 06/07/2014 05:11
I agree that they definitely lay down some intelligent lyrics. I prefer albums that mix the beat up a little more, use sampling, and have more DJ work.
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From 10/27/2013 20:47
Intelligent, forward thinking hip-hop. Great stuff.
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From 10/21/2012 23:00
The definitive backpack rap album.
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