Categories: Music

Talib Kweli Offers Promising Update on Long-Awaited Madlib-Produced Blackstar Album

The BK MC sounds off on the perpetually-delayed Blackstar album with Madlib.

After almost a year of silence, Talib Kweli has finally offered an update on the long-awaited Blackstar album produced by Madlib.

In an Instagram post this morning (see below,) the Brooklyn rapper shared a photo of himself and Yasiin Bey with the hashtags “#sampleclearance” and “#blackstarforever,” signaling that the project may actually be in its final stages. The dispatch arrives just a few weeks after the rapper posted a recent photo of himself at Dave Chappelle’s Yellow Springs, OH compound with the Bandana producer, Hi-Tek, J.PERIOD, Pharoahe Monch, and DJ Trauma. “Last weekend I brought together great minds to help me figure out how to get this Black Star Madlib album to the people properly,” Kweli wrote in the post. Obviously, there’s no telling what the timeline on the album’s release might be at this point, but it seems we may just get that Blackstar and Madlib collaborative album after all.

Originally announced by Bey during a 2018 Madlib DJ set, the unreleased project went from a pipedream to being pieced together, mixed, completed, and circulated amongst privileged ears, and all within just a few years. The earliest (and, frankly, only,) review of the album came from Dave Chappelle. “It’s fire,” the comedian told The Blast in an interview from 2019. Here’s hoping it won’t be too long until people not considered the greatest comedian of a generation can also hear it.

You can read through Kweli’s updates on Blackstar’s anxiously-anticipated sophomore album below. Hold tight for more details in the weeks and months ahead.

zo

Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

Share
Published by
zo

Recent Posts

The Essentials: Fugees [Playlist]

With the Fugees slated for a run of reunion tour dates, it’s only right we… Read More

September 21, 2021

Win Tickets to See The Fugees’ First Show in 15 Years

Enter for a chance to see the Fugees reunite on stage at a secret location… Read More

September 21, 2021

The Fugees are Reuniting to Take ‘The Score’ on a World Tour This Fall

The Fugees reunion tour will launch with a secret show in NYC tomorrow night. The… Read More

September 21, 2021

No Actors of Color Took Home Emmys Last Night and It Didn’t Go Unnoticed

White actors once again dominated the Emmys on Sunday night. At first glance, this year's… Read More

September 20, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Moor Mother, STEREO UTOPIA, Pan Amsterdam, Jay Alpha + More

New music from Moor Mother, STEREO UTOPIA, Pan Amsterdam, Jay Alpha, and more this Mixtape… Read More

September 20, 2021

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Nas, D Smoke, Syd & More

The best videos of the week include selections from Nas, Kehlani, D Smoke, Syd, Baby… Read More

September 17, 2021