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

Written by on May 3, 2022

Black Star is again.

For many years, the duo of Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli have instructed 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.

Nicely, lastly Bey and Kweli have launched their long-in-the-works sophomore Black Star album, dubbed No Worry of Time. “There was in the future we have been simply in a resort listening to Madlib beats, and [Yasiin Bey was] like ‘Play that Madlib tape once more,’” Kweli mentioned in regards to the mission’s preliminary creation. “I’m enjoying the beats and he begins doing rhymes to the beats. And that’s how we did the primary music.”

A nine-song launch, the album has options from Yummy Bingham and residing legend Black Thought. Now the enjoyable half: No Worry Of Time, in the intervening time/foreseeable future, is just a a Luminary unique (Lunminary, after all, being the house of each the duo’s The Midnight Miracle podcast with Dave Chappelle and Kweli’s solo podcast Folks’s Social gathering).

To entry/hearken to it (once more, in the intervening time/foreseeable future), head here. Black Star has additionally launched a lyric video for the mission’s focus single, “o.G.”

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