The pair recently appeared on The Colbert Report to play a new song and promise that a new album was on the way, but on Saturday, December 3 at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan, Black Star were all about their beloved 1998 joint debut Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. As on their Colbert appearance, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) donned natty suits and used vintage mics, sharing both their entire Black Star album as well as old and new songs from their solo and collaborative careers. They were backed by Stones Throw producer and DJ J. Rocc. Check out photos from the night below, from photographer Loren Wohl.
According to Kweli, who Hive interviewed last month, the next Black Star album will be out “sometime next year.”