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Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star album

Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star album

  • Performer: Black Star
  • Genre: RAP, Hip-Hop
  • Title: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Rawkus
  • Catalog: B0020913-01
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1043 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1177 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 920


2Brown Skin Lady
3B Boys Will B Boys
4Yo Yeah
6Thieves In The Night
9Astronomy (8th Light)
10Children's Story
11Twice Inna Lifetime
12Hater Players
13K.O.S. (Determination)


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RWK 1158-2Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ‎(CD, Album)RawkusRWK 1158-2US1998
RWK 1158-1Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ‎(LP, Unofficial)Rawkus RWK 1158-1Europe2015
P2 50065Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ‎(CD, Album, RE)RawkusP2 50065US1999
BLACKSTARLP001Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ‎(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Cle)Rawkus BLACKSTARLP001Italy2013
088 112 897-2Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star ‎(CD, Album, RE)Rawkus088 112 897-2USUnknown


  • Art DirectionBlack Star, Nobody
  • CoverBrent Rollins
  • Mastered ByChris Athens
  • Photography ByEddie Otchere, Franck Khalfoun, Jake Septimus, Tasleem


Includes gatefolded printed credit sheet.

On back cover and labels:
℗ 1998 © 2004 Geffen Records [...]


  • Barcode (Text): 6 02537 86267 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602537862672
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): B0020913-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): B0020913-01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): UR1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): UR1B


  • Record Company – Geffen Records
  • Record Company – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Geffen Records
  • Copyright (c) – Geffen Records
  • Mastered At – Sony Music Studios, New York City



Grari Grari
THE ONLY ONE ISTHE 1ST ONE !! BETTER THAN RESPECT THECLASSICS - whiich is one ofthe worst quality series I know...-
Hugighma Hugighma
Beautiful album and sleeve. But my copy only plays through one speaker for some reason. Tested a bunch of my other records and they all come through both speakers just fine. What is coming through the one speaker sounds just fine. Like I said the whole package looks great, just a bummer that such an amazing album is only coming through one of my speakers.
Erienan Erienan
My copy looks nice but the pressing is to noisy. If you go for the sound quality don't go for this pressing.
Onoxyleili Onoxyleili
i agree, its pretty clicky/poppy. Sound isn't too bad, but definitely noisy.
Ger Ger
Despite the picture disc aspect (blegh) it sounds damn good.
Zinnthi Zinnthi
Just picked up this reissue. I compared it with a fairly high-res. digital file of the original recording. The remastering seems to take a fairly conservative approach, which is good. I never heard the original on record but this new vinyl sounds pretty true to the original. Pressing itself not bad, a bit noisy on the run-in for each side. For a Geffen/Rawkus reissue of a fantastic but semi-obscure title this is a nice offering overall, with a color bi-fold insert like the legit original. The colored "black star" vinyl is perhaps not ideal sonically but I don't intend to spin the shit outta this so it should hold up. Got it off of Ebay for 26.00 shipped and the seller managed to pack well enough and the force was with me, so the USPS didn't destroy it en route. I'm happy.
Xanzay Xanzay
I agree with the comment below. This album sounds really good, not like that crappy Italian bootleg. If you don't have an original and want a great sounding pressing, this one comes recommended.
I wish they hadn't done this on a picture disc, but I have to say it sounds good. I couldn't tell from just hearing it. So since the disc looks cool too, this press gets a big thumbs up from me. Love this album.