Black Star

Talib Kweli and Mos Def (now Yasiin Bey) were he two most prominent lyricists to emerge from the Rawkus Records-bred New York conscious rap renaissance, and in 1998 they came together on record as Black Star. Their insightful, graduate-level rhymes effectively created an intelligent alternative to the often less-thought-provoking materialistic rap of the late '90s/early '00s. With THEESatisfaction, Abyssinian Creole. TODD HAMM

Sat., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., 2011

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