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‘Now We Just Gotta Make It Happen’: Talib Kweli Speaks On Rumored New Black Star Album

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A couple of weeks ago Yasiin Bey announced that Black Star (his rap duo alongside Talib Kweli) was releasing a new album entirely produced by Madlib this year.

READ: Yasiin Bey Announces New Black Star Album For 2018

However, Kweli recently revealed that the album’s announcement was a surprise to him.

“It looks like it might happen,” Kweli said to HipHopDX during a show in Boulder, Colorado. “I found out on the internet the same way y’all did. We’ve been talking about doing an album with Madlib for years. That’s been an idea we’ve had for so long, but for him to make that announcement …I didn’t know he was going to make the announcement.”

“He went to a Madlib show and he got hype. It’s not like we discussed it and said, ‘Ok, we’re going to announce it.'” Kweli added. “I got off the plane, I landed and was like, ‘Oh ok.’ It’s an idea we have been discussing for a long time, now we just gotta make it happen.”

Bey made the announcement during a Madlib DJ set in Denver, Colorado.

“New Black Star with Madlib, Talib Kweli, Yasiin, coming soon!” Bey said during a Madlib DJ set in Denver, Colorado. “All Madlib, all day. 2018, Madlib, Black Star. Madlib Black Star.”

Source: HipHopDX

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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