Nick: Will we win this game, most definitely, prolly? But, what the hell is a Kweli!?
Black Star was an alternative hip hop group formed by MC's Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Although they released only one, self-titled album - which achieved little commercial success - they (and other members of the Native Tongues hip hop "collective") helped shape alternative hip-hop/rap - and bring it further into the mainstream. On the heels of the senseless deaths of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, hip-hop was ensnared in an angry void of violent chaos. Black Star attempted to bring reconciliation and show that peace be the way.