Black Star

Rating 4.8
254 ratings
Only 6 copies left
List Price: $5.98
Your Price: $5.38
You Save: 60¢ (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  RWKS 112897
Amazon sells this CD for $8.39, buying at OLDIES.com saves you 36%
This is the price to buy directly from Amazon.com or its featured FBA seller. Prices change often, this price was last checked on September 27, 2014. Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Rawkus / Umgd

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/29/98, p.77
3 Stars (out of 5) - "...not only an eagerly awaited rap album but also a desperately needed one....Black Star are socially conscious and lyrically sound--with their hearts close to the underground."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/23/98, p.80
"...Mixing rugged street beats and rhymes brainy enough for boho B-boys (they cite literary references and quote Nina Simone) makes this Black Star shine bright." - Rating: A-
The Wire - 1/99, p.27
Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"
CMJ - 1/11/99, pp.5-6
"...Mos Def and Talib Kweli truly are 'the best alliance in hip-hop,' with Mos's stylized, grainy delivery serving as yang to the smart, spoken words of Kweli's yin..."
The Source - 11/98, p.198
3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...With a delicate balance of Black Nationalism, well-chosen interludes and lyrics to go, high-pitched metaphor specialist Kweli and straight-up showman Mos prove that they're more than just 'lyrically handsome'..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Intro
  • Buy for $0.992.Astronomy (8th Light)
  • Buy for $1.293.Definition
  • Buy for $0.994.RE: DEFinition
  • Buy for $0.995.Children's Story
  • Buy for $1.296.Brown Skin Lady
  • Buy for $0.997.B Boys Will B Boys
  • Buy for $0.998.K. O. S. (Determination)
  • Buy for $0.999.Hater Players
  • Buy for $0.9910.Yo Yeah
  • Buy for $1.2911.Respiration
  • Buy for $1.2912.Thieves in the Night
  • Buy for $0.9913.Twice Inna Lifetime

Product Description:

Black Star: Mos Def, Talib Kweli (rap vocals).
Additional personnel: Apani, Common, Jane Doe, Vinia Mojica, Weldon Irvine.
Producers: DJ Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli, Mr. Walt, Shawn J. Period, J. Rawls.
Personnel: Mos Def (Fender Rhodes piano); Apani B Fly Emcee (vocals); Weldon Irvine (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: Steve Souder; Mr. Walt; Ken "Duro" Ifill; Kieran Walsh; Rick St. Hillaire.
Recording information: Bobalicious Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; D & D Studios, New York, NY; D&D Studios, New York, NY; Funky Slice Studios, Brooklyn, New York, NY; Funky Slice, Brooklyn, NY; Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL; Unique Recording Studios, New York, NY; Unique Studios.
Photographers: Jake Septimus; Eddie Otchere-Dhagren; Franck Khalfoun; Tasleem; Marcus Garvey.
RadioIO Offer

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.8
Based on 254 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Music Categories:
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Mos Def

Product Info:

  • UPC: 008811289720
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

Top ranking CD: