As promised, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) reunited as Black Star and made their way onto The Colbert Report to perform a new Madlib-produced track. And somewhat surprisingly, the track in question, “Fix Up,” is different from the still-untitled snippet we heard in January. So that indeed means that these guys have at least two new tracks completely done. Not only that, but they’re both produced by Madlib.
OK, it’s officially time to get excited, especially after hearing how fresh “Fix Up” sounds. That back-and-forth track-ending verse? This is what we have been waiting for since we wore out our copies of Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. Plus, any track that reappropriates the hook from a Dizzee Rascal song is a winner in our book.
Watch the performance and interview below.
“Astronomy (8th Light)”