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Black Star

Black Star arose from the underground movement of the late 1990s, which was in large part due to Rawkus Records, an independent record label stationed in New York City.

They released only one album in 1998. The record received critical acclaim, but only moderate commercial success. Black Star (and other members of the Native Tongues Posse) helped shape underground alternative rap, bringing it into the mainstream. Both Mos Def and Talib Kweli have gone on to greater commercial and critical success in their solo careers…

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Black Star (1998)

Black Star

01. Intro
02. Astronomy (8th Light) (feat. Weldon Irvine)
03. Definition
04. Re:Definition
05. Children’s Story
06. Brown Skin Lady
07. B Boys Will B Boys
08. K.O.S. (Determination) (feat. Vinia Mojica)
09. Hater Players (feat. Apani)
10. Yo Yeah
11. Respiration (feat. Common)
12. Thieves In The Night
13. Twice Inna Lifetime (feat. Jane Doe, Punchline & Wordsworth)