This is good good news, people. In a recent interview with MTV, Talib Kweli revealed that he and Mos Def will be putting out their Black Star reunion album in 2012. Also, we can expect the official version of their new single “Fix Up” to be released soon, after they debuted the track on the Colbert Report show last month. More from Kweli:
Here’s the part where I ask the inevitable “Black Star update” question.
Me and Mos are focused on independence and quality of sound. We’re really into a Madlib/Dilla thing right now. Anything you hear from us is probably going to be that type of sound. And it’s about independence, so we are trying to find out the right mediums to get the songs out. When you heard “Fix Up” on Colbert, it wasn’t even mixed; it was something we recorded a week before. Now we’re at the mixing stage of the song and we are going to put that out ourselves. We have a bunch of songs recorded. We are just trying to figure out the best way to release them, whether it’s going to be one by one, EP or album. Right now, the plan is to release “Fix Up” and then Yaasin is working on a Yaasin Bey Presents project and then we’ll see how it goes.
When do you hope to release it?
[Pause, then slowly] I am working to put out a Black Star project for people to buy sometime next year.