Black Star ‎– Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

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Rawkus ‎– RWK 1158-2
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1 Intro
Co-producer – Talib KweliProducer – DJ Hi-Tek*
1:11
2 Astronomy (8th Light)
Featuring, Keyboards [Keys] – Weldon IrvineProducer – Mr. WaltScratches [Cuts] – DJ Evil Dee*
3:23
3 Definition
Producer – DJ Hi-Tek*
3:26
4 RE:DEFinition
Producer – DJ Hi-Tek*
3:02
5 Children's Story
Producer – Shawn J. Period*
3:32
6 Brown Skin Lady
Producer – J. Rawls
5:46
7 B Boys Will B Boys
Producer – G-ology*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Hi-Tek*
2:36
8 K. O. S. (Determination)
Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Mos DefFeaturing – Vinia MojicaProducer – DJ Hi-Tek*Voice [Crowd] – AL Skills, G-ology*, DJ Hi-Tek*, Rich Medina
4:49
9 Hater Players
Featuring, Vocals [Additional] – Apani B FlyEmcee*Producer – Shawn J. Period*
4:08
10 Yo Yeah
Co-producer – Talib KweliProducer – J. Rawls
1:10
11 Respiration
Featuring – CommonProducer – DJ Hi-Tek*
6:05
12 Thieves In The Night
Producer – 88 Keys*
5:16
13 Twice Inna Lifetime
Featuring – Jane Doe, Punch &Words*Producer – DJ Hi-Tek*
5:38

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Released in jewel case housed in cardboard slipcase.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On slipcase): 0 4992 50065 2 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X5154 25 RWK 1158P-2 01 M1S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X5154 25 RWK 1158P-2 01 M1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X5154 25 RWK 1158P-2 01 M1S6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X5154 25 RWK 1158P-2 01 M1S4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 3, 4): ifpi L902
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1, 3): IFPI 2U1R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U7E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 2U7F

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLACKSTARLP001 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(2xLP, Ltd, Promo, RE, Unofficial) Rawkus BLACKSTARLP001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
088 112 897-2 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(CD, Album, Club) Rawkus 088 112 897-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
0881128972 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 0881128972 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
RWK 1158CL Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (Radio & Retail Copy - All Curses Deleted)(CD, Album, Promo) Rawkus RWK 1158CL US 1998 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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DJ-CROSSFADER

DJ-CROSSFADER

February 15, 2019

Easily one of the greatest hip hop albums I have ever heard in my life an absolute masterpiece and I don't say that lightly top 10 in my opinion the production is damn near flawless.
lordfinesse23

lordfinesse23

January 23, 2018
Hello. I bought the regular album on vinyl (I mean the tracks including raps) - the sticker/label on the vinyl got all the tracks printed on it. But on this vinyl there are just the instrumental versions. Does anyone know of this faulty press??
Arkay_East

Arkay_East

May 6, 2014
Just picked up the Italian bootleg release. Mine are cream marbled (LP 2 is lighter). Sound is comparable to the CD version in my opinion (most likely a digital master). Ok for $20. Not as nice as the original but I wouldn't hesitate to spin it. Is what it is.
pertHJ

pertHJ

March 8, 2013
Not too sure what version I have...

- Cat# RWK 1158-1
- No insert (and although not in plastic wrap, record store where I purchased doesn't sell second hand records)
- The back cover does not have a boarder
- Inside of sleeve not white
- inner ring on label is 3mm far from the W on logo.
- Barcode: 6 01617 11581 3
- runouts:
Matrix / Runout (Side A): RWK-1158-A1
Matrix / Runout (Side B): RWK-1158-B1
somejerk

somejerk

July 19, 2003

Black Star, which consists of emcees Mos Def and Talib Kweli, is a very important hip-hop team up that took place in the late 90's. Classics such as "Definition", "Respiration", and "Theives In the Night" still give me chills! This is REAL hip-hop at its FINEST.