Black Star ‎– Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Rawkus ‎– B0020913-01
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue, Two Tone Black Star

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Includes gatefolded printed credit sheet.

On back cover and labels:
℗ 1998 © 2004 Geffen Records [...]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02537 86267 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602537862672
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): B0020913-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): B0020913-01-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): UR1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): UR1B

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RWK 1158-2 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(CD, Album) Rawkus RWK 1158-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
RWK 1158-1 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(LP, Unofficial) Rawkus (2) RWK 1158-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
P2 50065 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus P2 50065 US 1999 Sell This Version
BLACKSTARLP001 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Cle) Rawkus (2) BLACKSTARLP001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
088 112 897-2 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 088 112 897-2 US Unknown Sell This Version


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June 24, 2019
edited about 1 month ago

My copy looks nice but the pressing is to noisy. If you go for the sound quality don't go for this pressing.


December 4, 2016

Despite the picture disc aspect (blegh) it sounds damn good.


January 23, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
Just picked up this reissue. I compared it with a fairly high-res. digital file of the original recording. The remastering seems to take a fairly conservative approach, which is good. I never heard the original on record but this new vinyl sounds pretty true to the original. Pressing itself not bad, a bit noisy on the run-in for each side. For a Geffen/Rawkus reissue of a fantastic but semi-obscure title this is a nice offering overall, with a color bi-fold insert like the legit original. The colored "black star" vinyl is perhaps not ideal sonically but I don't intend to spin the shit outta this so it should hold up. Got it off of Ebay for 26.00 shipped and the seller managed to pack well enough and the force was with me, so the USPS didn't destroy it en route. I'm happy.


November 11, 2014
I agree with the comment below. This album sounds really good, not like that crappy Italian bootleg. If you don't have an original and want a great sounding pressing, this one comes recommended.


November 3, 2014

I wish they hadn't done this on a picture disc, but I have to say it sounds good. I couldn't tell from just hearing it. So since the disc looks cool too, this press gets a big thumbs up from me. Love this album.