Yasiin Bey announces Madlib-produced Black Star album for 2018

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“All Madlib, all day. 2018, Madlib, Black Star. Madlib Black Star.”

Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) announced a new Black Star album during a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver last night. One attendee recorded the announcement before sharing it on .

“New Black Star with Madlib, Talib Kweli, Yasiin, coming soon!” Bey can be heard saying in the recording. In a separate recording you can also hear Madlib say “Y’all ready for that album with us?”

A duo comprised Bey and Talib Kweli, Black Star released the first and only album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, in 1998. Yasiin Bey announced his retirement and a final trio albums in 2016, but only released one, Dec 99th.

Look for the return Black Star this year and revisit one their iconic singles below.