Black Star

Black Star

Black Star

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  • Fix Up

    Nov 2011 • 1 song

  • Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

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Black Star

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Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, manifested his ideas by creating the Black Star shipping line, designed to repatriate Blacks to Africa. Garvey's political vision not only inspired Mos Def and Talib Kweli's band name but many of their thematic concerns about the African-American community. Black Star are part of the Native Tongues crew, a collective that contains A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, the Jungle Brothers, Da Bush Babees, and Common. Def's first break was his showcase on De La Soul's album Stakes Is High on the track "Big Brot...
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