Tired as fuck, I walked out of the “Killer Mike R.A.P. MusicShowcase” Wednesday. After getting outside, I wondered why DJ Detox was bullshitting and not outside. I walked back inside and he was making small talk with the GZA.
Talib Kweli and Yasein Bey (Mos Def) are sharing two songs with their fans. You Already Knew is off Black Star’s upcoming mixtape ‘Black Star Aretha’ produced by OhNo that pays tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Here is the recap video from the sold out CMJ showcase at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring performances from Skyzoo & Statik Selektah, Kidz In The Hall, Smif N Wessun, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & Buckshot with the live band.
Talib Kweli & Mos Def aka BlackStar will be on the Colbert Report Tonight(Wednesday), which airs at 11:30pm. Blackstar will debut a new song “Fix Up” tonight on the air.
Yesterday, Blackstar cancelled their New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Indianapolis shows.
So today, Kweli hopped in the Colbert Chair to film this PSA about the Duck Down Records vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on October 22nd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The showcase features performances by Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Kidz In The Hall, Promise & a special ‘Population Control’ music set by Statik Selektah.
If you were like me and missed Rock the Bells this year then this next announcement will make you really happy.
Guerilla Union and House of Blues have partnered to send Mos Def and Talib KweliAre Black Star on a Rock the Bells tour where they rock their 1998 ground-breaking self-titled debut album.
If you live in Ohio then be stoked on the Cleveland and Cinci dates.
BLACK STAR Tour Dates
09.21 Detroit, MI – St Andrews
09.22 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09.23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09.27 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore
09.28 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10.05 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10.06 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
10.29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11.03 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11.04 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
11.05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11.11 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room