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MaShPG
10-02-2005, 10:10 PM
Black Star by Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/mashpg89/mosdeftalibkweli_blackstar.jpg
1. Intro
2. Astronomy (8th Light)
3. Definition
4. RE: Definiton
5. Children's Story
6. Brown Skin Lady
7. B Boys Will B Boys
8. K.O.S. (Determination)
9. Hater Players
10. Yo Yeah
11. Respiration
12. Thieves In The Night
13. Twice Inna Lifetime

10/10 for me, this album is a classic. The best duo ever in Hip Hop, can't wait for their new shit.

hellbound
10-02-2005, 11:18 PM
10 from me, i think this album is def a classic. i think kweli is nice and all but his shit is just annoying for me i cant listen to him much any more but he got skills

Longbongcilvaringz
10-03-2005, 08:31 AM
i like blackstar. 9/10

bringoutthegimp
10-03-2005, 05:29 PM
i must have really been sleeping, ive never checked this out because i honestly think mos def just flat out sucks, i really cant stand him. but judging how everywhere this is pretty much considered classic or seriously close to i guess its time

PDTantisocial
10-03-2005, 05:58 PM
10, one of my top 10's of all-time.

crass
10-03-2005, 08:09 PM
9

Antibody
10-04-2005, 01:46 PM
i must have really been sleeping, ive never checked this out because i honestly think mos def just flat out sucks, i really cant stand him. but judging how everywhere this is pretty much considered classic or seriously close to i guess its time
havn't heard this, but if it's also got Kweli on it, even if Mos Def sucks you know it's half decent.

MaShPG
10-04-2005, 04:04 PM
Yea, if you haven't heard this you've been sleeping. No matter your views on Mos/Kweli you must respect this album It's in my top 5. Heres a dope track offa it called Respiration featuring Common.

http://s57.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0CPMJY1BMS4CF11KIZUI05R5JD (http://s57.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0CPMJY1BMS4CF11KIZUI05R5JD)

PDTantisocial
10-04-2005, 05:21 PM
^^That's like one of the top 5 greatest tracks ever IMO, just straight fuckin' poetry, it has my favorite chorus of all-time.

Longbongcilvaringz
10-05-2005, 04:40 AM
i must have really been sleeping, ive never checked this out because i honestly think mos def just flat out sucks, i really cant stand him. but judging how everywhere this is pretty much considered classic or seriously close to i guess its time

man, dope album get it for sure. can't believe that you don't like mos, have you copped black on both sides, cause that album is classic shit. w/e his recent shit aint good.

bringoutthegimp
10-05-2005, 08:11 AM
yeah black on both sides is why is hate mos def, its so over rated, im listening to this black star album just now though and damn, it is really fuckin good

bringoutthegimp
10-05-2005, 08:24 AM
on further listening, mos def needs to quit this singing bullshit, i had to fast forward a bunch of songs, he does spit some hot shit here and there though whereas kweli is definately why this album is great and the beats are smooth as fuck too. ill give it an 8/10, if mos def didnt sing itd get a 9

dat MF
10-08-2005, 05:01 AM
9/10 they made an incredible album

Respiration, Definition...classics

J-DON
10-10-2005, 04:03 PM
8... overrated album. A better variety in the type of beats used would have made a dramatic difference.

Analyze
10-12-2005, 10:39 AM
Were long overdue for a follow up

Witty
10-12-2005, 03:44 PM
yeah black on both sides is why is hate mos def, its so over rated, im listening to this black star album just now though and damn, it is really fuckin good

How is Black on Both Sides overrated...that album is perfect to me...I know everyone has a right to their own opinion but I feel it is the last hands down classic to come out, every track is a 10.

As for blackstar...I give it a very respectable 9...Its a great fucking album no doubt...Its missing something though and I cant put my finger on it...if more of the tracks were like "respiration" and "thieves in the night" itd be perfect......Mos and Kweli in their prime could have done better, but yeah, great fucking album.

the surgeon
10-14-2005, 08:22 PM
Hip hop perfection i guess some hip hop fans r just impossible to please i cant hear anything wrong with it the rhymes the flow how the hell can mos def be boring listen 2 his verse on thieves in the night and respiration some of the verses ever spat

Dae Ja Nae
10-14-2005, 08:46 PM
I gave it a 9/10. There is no denying the amount of raw energy that these two cats create when they're together. Their lyrical content/insight and level of social consciousness/awareness is amazing. It don't get no hotter. This is definitely classic shit right here!!

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-18-2005, 05:00 PM
classic --> 9

Hyder
10-18-2005, 07:42 PM
Favorite hip hop record ever.

kingidivine
10-23-2005, 01:43 PM
Respiration and RE:Definition were supreme tracks. I didn't like the rest of the album as much though. THe beats just weren't my style.

iNtell3kT
11-11-2005, 08:07 AM
classic this, the game changed with this, they took the radio hip-hop shit, and made it conscience and more raw....

Koolish
03-09-2006, 11:08 AM
when i think about it, i can't find any flaws with mos def or talib kweli. both are at their top on this album, some of the beats were not the best so i'd give it a 9.

Claustrofobic
03-24-2006, 05:50 AM
11/10

One of top 5 albums of all time, this is insane, get it.

Hip Hop perfection in its most beautifull form baby

EVEN FLOW
04-22-2006, 08:55 PM
It gets 8/10 for me. Songs are hard enough for me. I loved Reflection Eternal but this doesn't do it for me. It Teck or no one when it comes to Def/Kweli. Great CD though.

meddmawamm
04-22-2006, 09:23 PM
I dont like their solo stuff but I love this album.

4.5 mics

Deity Allah
04-28-2006, 01:11 PM
Mos Def's verse on "Thieves of The Night" is my favorite verse of all-time any genre of music, Period! And too the dudes that thing Mos Def is garbage, ya really need to fall back on that greenery you chiefin'. Black Dante is one of the illest lyrically.

Its Big Lu baby
04-28-2006, 09:21 PM
if u give this album less then a 9... u deserve a slap... from my giant cuban penis
peace

NAKHI the SOLORIAN
04-28-2006, 09:35 PM
8... overrated album. A better variety in the type of beats used would have made a dramatic difference.


I won't say overated but I definitly agree with you as far as the beat selelction.

After a re-listining here are my fav tracks:


Definition
why: at the time this came out people were re-working old Hip Hop songs and spittin new verses over them. The way they did this joint was one of the best that was ever done. "One, Two, Three,....It's kinda dangerous to be an emcee....They shot Tupac And Biggie...To much violence in Hip Hop Wyooooooooooooooooooooo......" Sick ass hook.

I do not know why some people do not like Mos Def. I think he is good for Hip Hop, along with Black Thought, Talib, Common, Pharohe Monche, and De La Soul,


Re-Definition
why: the way they went straight into this was just great. Mos spits straight flames in this joint, Kweli also. I have to play both of these back to back.

Childrens Story
why: Mos Def's version of this classic song is flawless. No more needed to say.

Respiration
why: Again Mos carries this song for me, personnally I thought this should have had Black Thought on it also, shit maybe even Pharohe also(nobody does massive posse cuts anymore).The hook is one of the best out there. Really it is. Just concentrate on what they are sayin in the hook and draw that mental picture.

Twice Inna Lifetime
why: Lol the posse cut that I said that people are not doin anymore.

"Hail Mary matter fact Hail Jane" hahaha. she is one of the sickest.
"My suspension attarcts attention" another heater.

Jane Doe....Goggle her...seriously

Wordsworth spit flames..

Kweli also..."Wack emcees get they mics snatched like Lee patches"....classic

Punchline spit heat.....

Mos Def well....if you cannot tell he is one of my favorite emcees....

the way he strings along his words and constucts his bars is beautiful.

the sing songy stuff is just a added attraction..


I will give this a 8/10 and that is only cause of the beat selection.

Chris79
05-10-2006, 03:08 PM
Great album....this is where Talib Kweli and Mos Def peaked musically though....at least in my opinion....I bought Black On Both Sides and wasnt feelin it really.....the production was somewhat lackluster....even the Premo beat was average

Professor Poopsnagle
05-11-2006, 06:51 AM
if u give this album less then a 9... u deserve a slap... from my giant cuban penis
peace

word!

pussy-with-teeth
05-12-2006, 02:45 PM
i like it a 8 outta 10

the best mos talib track was on black on both sides..think its track 11 or 12...that shit rocks

BGS
06-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Definition is a fucking banger! Best track on the lp i think...

Dough Snatcher
06-19-2006, 11:42 AM
Co-Sign

Its Big Lu baby
06-20-2006, 04:53 AM
^^That's like one of the top 5 greatest tracks ever IMO, just straight fuckin' poetry, it has my favorite chorus of all-time.
yea on the real... that song... is amazing.. the first time i herd it i got chills

Strange Fruit
10-07-2006, 11:16 AM
Hater Players, Thieves in the Night
and Brown Skin Lady.
damn.

10/10

WuGambino
10-07-2006, 05:28 PM
10/10 for me easily.

And I have no idea how people can say Mos is weak, he makes the album for me, has the best verses and I have no problem with the singing I think its good, ya'll just ain't giving it enough of a chance.

Anyway classic album top 5 or ten for me no doubt.

crass
10-07-2006, 05:38 PM
straight up and down this record is a modern classic

abasi
10-10-2006, 11:14 AM
Hot

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
10-10-2006, 07:05 PM
anything less than a 9.5/10 is insane

the album is pure gold

abasi
10-11-2006, 09:17 AM
Brooklyn,New York City
where they paint murals of Biggie



hort

big_tig
10-11-2006, 09:25 AM
Black Star by Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/mashpg89/mosdeftalibkweli_blackstar.jpg


10/10 for me, this album is a classic. The best duo ever in Hip Hop, can't wait for their new shit.

I agree that this album deserve the highest mark, but disagree that they are the best duo in Hip-Hop. It's kinda hard to say whos' the best, cause i'd say that Eric B & Rakim and Pete Rock & CL Smooth also the great, although the last duo is such underrated. For me this 3 duos are the best, not only Talib And Mos Def.

Peace!:)

beautifulrock
03-13-2007, 10:53 AM
classic 10

CITY ZEEKER
04-16-2007, 06:08 PM
gtta give it a 10, every track has a message. these 2 cats made a legendary album, u cant even see 2 doods making albums tht portray real music/poetry these days everything is trash. both cats were on points with ther lyrics, and u can listen to the whole album without skippng a track... IM WAITING ON BLACKSTAR 2..

Buzk
05-08-2008, 04:03 AM
easily a 10, one of my favorite albums of all time

Sgt Holly Wood
05-09-2008, 08:41 PM
9 outta 10

great album!

Wu-Tang Gambino
06-16-2008, 11:21 PM
10/10 classic from Mos & Kweli.

J.T.S.
06-17-2008, 01:35 PM
Classic hip-hop album!

The Hound
05-13-2009, 02:19 AM
I just fucking love this album.

Lakuu
05-13-2009, 07:43 AM
10/10.