Black Star to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at 2018 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Black Star - Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli - have signed on to headline the 14th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in July.
For their special concert, Bey and Kweli will perform their 1998 collaborative self-titled album in its entirety in celebration of the LP’s 20th anniversary. In addition, there will be a special panel on “The Making of the Black Star Album,” which will detail the recording process behind the duo’s debut effort.
Both Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli have been performing under the Black Star banner for the past few months, but this will be the first time the rap tandem will perform together in Brooklyn since Bey relocated to South Africa.
Bey and Kweli have also teased fans with a new Black Star album produced by Malib. While this is exciting news, nothing has been officially confirmed yet.
“It looks like it might happen,” said Kweli. "We’ve been talking about doing an album with Madlib for years."
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will run from July 9 to July 13 with the finale concert scheduled for July 14 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. More artists will be announced in the upcoming months.
Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums Turning 20 in 2018