Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey aka Black Star hit us with the super hot buy 1 get one free deal on Black Friday! Via their new tumbler “Black Star Hub” they dropped The new single “Fix up” and “You already knew” off their “Black Star Aretha” tribute mixtape. If you’re a Black Star fan (pfft, of course you are!) 2012 is gonna be a good year for you!
This is the song they performed on The Colbert Report. If you thought he was joking, nope, Mos Def has changed his name to Yaslin Bey, word to Cassius Clay. The song dropped today (Black Friday) on iTunes. You can listen for free, then support the duo from Brooklyn. This is leading up to a full Black Star album, something the fans have been waiting on for years.
Black Star premiered this new song on Colbert Report. In the interview, Mos drops the bomb that he has changed his name and will no longer use “Mos Def” as his professional name. He says it’s his “nom de plum”. The duo rocked their brand newÂ â€œFix Upâ€ and a previous collaboration â€œAstronomy (8th Sign)â€ after the interview.Â Here is the performance, followed by the interview.