Talib Kweli Promises Black Star Reunion, New Album In 2012


Talib Kweli was recently interviewed by MTV and as with pretty any interview he does these days, the subject eventually turned to his side project with Mos Def, Black Star. Not only did Kweli welcome the question, he revealed the duo has some exciting plans for 2012.

I don’t want to try and summarize the words of a mind as wise as Talib Kweli, so here’s his response MTV’s question about the status of Black Star:

“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 a Yaasin Bey Presents project and then we’ll see how it goes.”

After this answer, MTV couldn’t help asking when the record would be out. After a short pause, Kweli said “I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year.”

Get excited now.

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