4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A truly great album,
By A Customer
This review is from: Black Star (Audio CD)
This album is like a breath of fresh air for someone used to all the meaningless and boring hip-hop out there. The rhymes are intelligent and flow perfectly and also fit the beats seamlessly. Mos Def and Talib Kweli are a perfect partnership, particularly evident on the wonderful 'Thieves in the night' -"you're not strong, only agressive, cos the camera will survey, most of the things that you think, do, or say, you're chasin death just to call yourselves brave, and hide like thieves from life" -which takes as its starting point a paraphrase from Toni Morrison's 'The bluest eye'. With albums like this, we see that hip hop as a mature, musical and fresh art form has come of age.