Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli Announce First Black Star Album In Over 20 Years, ‘No Fear of Time’

Written by on April 8, 2022

It’s official: Black Star is again.

For many years, the duo of Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli have advised followers that the lengthy-in-the-works follow-up to their sole 1998 album — produced in its entirety by Madlib — will finally see the sunshine of day. To place issues into context: legendary recluse Jay Electronica launched two albums — A Written Testimony and Act II: The Patents Of Nobility — earlier than Black Star did.

Effectively, followers received’t have to attend for for much longer, as Bey and Kweli revealed that the sophomore Black Star album, dubbed No Worry of Time, is about to reach on Could 3!

Excellent news, proper? Effectively, you realize what they are saying in regards to the dangerous that comes with with the great…

The album will, in the intervening time/foreseeable future, be launched as a Luminary unique (Lunminary, in fact, being the house of each the duo’s The Midnight Miracle podcast with Dave Chappelle and Kweli’s solo podcast Folks’s Occasion).

“There was in the future we had been simply in a lodge listening to Madlib beats, and [Yasiin Bey was] like ‘Play that Madlib tape once more,’” Kweli mentioned in regards to the venture’s preliminary creation. “I’m taking part in the beats and he begins doing rhymes to the beats. And that’s how we did the primary music.”

“With No Worry of Time, Black Star has crafted an vital file and a distinct sort of file launch, partnering with Luminary— a cultural label that’s changing into dwelling for the world’s most considerate artists,” Luminary CEO Rishi Malhotra added.

A preview of the album might be heard beneath.

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