Black Star (album)

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Black Star is the self-titled debut for the pairing of alternative rappers Talib Kweli and Mos Def, released on August 26, 1998 (see 1998 in music). The title is a reference to a shipping line founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. Black Star deals with modern day issues, thinkings, and life in Brooklyn as these two know it. They are well adept to rapping any style they choose, from revolving around one theme [Astronomy (8th Light) revolves around the color of black] to party rapping (B Boys Will B Boys).

Track listing

  1. Intro - 1:11
  2. "Astronomy (8th Light)" - 3:23
  3. "Definition" - 3:26
  4. "Re: Definition" - 3:02
  5. "Children's Story" - 3:32
  6. "Brown Skin Lady" - 5:46
  7. "B Boys Will B Boys" - 2:36
  8. "K. O. S. (Determination)" - 4:49
  9. "Hater Players" - 4:08
  10. "Yo Yeah" - 1:10
  11. "Respiration" - 6:05
  12. "Thieves in the Night" - 5:16
  13. "Twice Inna Lifetime" - 5:38

Personnel

  • Hi-Tek - Producer, Cut, Crowd Noise
  • Weldon Irvine - Keyboards, Performer
  • Jim Godsey - Engineer
  • Charlie Mack - Engineer
  • Kieran Walsh - Engineer, Mixing
  • Vinia Mojica - Performer
  • DJ Evil Dee - Cut
  • Jane Doe - Performer
  • Rick St. Hillaire - Mixing
  • Steve Souder - Mixing
  • Chris Athens - Mastering
  • Ken "Duro" Ifle - Mixing
  • Eddie Otchere-Dhagren - Photography
  • Vaughn Sessions - Engineer
  • Mr. Walt - Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Success - Engineer
  • Brent Rollins - Artwork, Cover Art
  • Mos Def - Fender Rhodes
  • Black Star - Artwork, Art Direction
  • Talib Kweli - Producer, Performer
  • Marcus Garvey - Photography
  • 88 Keys - Producer
  • Pat Viola - Engineer
  • Jake Septimus - Photography
  • Tasleem - Photography
  • Richard Mason - Crowd Noise
  • J. Rawls - Producer

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

1998	The Billboard 200	                No. 53
1998	Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 13

Billboard (North America) - singles

1998	Definition	Hot Rap Singles	                        No. 3
1998	Definition	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 31
1998	Definition	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 60
1999	Respiration	Hot Rap Singles	                        No. 6
1999	Respiration	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 54
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