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We haven’t seen a new Black Star album since their acclaimed 1998 debut Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, but we’ll still celebrate any time these two emcees are in the same room with mics. The duo appeared on The Colbert Report last night to discuss Mos Def’s name change to Yasiin Bey, offer Colbert “some swag” and revel at their lack of major label obligations. After debuting the new track “Fix Up,” the pair performed the Beatminerz-produced “Astronomy (8th Light)” in crisp suits and vintage mics. Besides Talib referring to his partner by his new name, the performance stuck close to the original track.

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