You think that Talib Kweli and Mos Def decided to collaborate with Blaqstarr on his forthcoming Blaqstarr: The Mixtape just to annoy Black Star fans? It’s possible, though their features are decent enough that I can’t get that annoyed with Kweli or Mos. The latter appears on “Kiss Me on My Lips,” a vocal effect-laden joint that gets derailed after Mos’s opening bars. Because from there, nothing really happens aside from some generic and repetitive club-ready droning. Someone chop this down to 50 seconds and we’ll have something redeemable.
Blaqstarr’s mixtape drops April 12.