Forward of their look on Saturday Night time Reside this weekend, Black Star have shared a music video for “So Be It.” It marks the primary huge launch from the Brooklyn duo’s sophomore effort, No Concern of Time, because the album dropped on the Luminary podcast community in Might.
Talib Kweli tells Consequence that “So Be It” was one of many first tracks he and Yasiin Bey (f.okay.a. Mos Def) recorded with Madlib for the album, which marked their first full-length in 24 years. “It undoubtedly set the tone of the challenge early on,” he remembers. “The track is a lyrical train, bars on bars, however we’re not rhyming for the sake of riddling, as the good Chuck D may say. This track is a name to motion. It’s a prayer. It’s a manifesto.”
Bey instantly will get all the way down to enterprise over an unorthodox, but head-nodding beat, stacking punchline after punchline whereas proving he’s nonetheless “sharper than a straight razor shave” with lyrics like, “I received the correct and actual and a lure for the rats/ The liars and the saps, the posers and the hacks.” To not be upstaged, Kweli guarantees to characterize the individuals: “My songs is information to heroes that want honoring/ A promise we demolishing all Accomplice monuments.”
The accompanying black-and-white music video captures Black Star performing “So Be It” whereas additionally providing a glimpse at their backstage routine. “Our price is in our efficiency and the way we join with our viewers,” Kweli says concerning the clip. “We needed to offer a visible that showcases that for the core followers.”
Watch Black Star’s “So Be It” video under.
Kweli additionally describes the duo’s upcoming debut on SNL as a “profession milestone,” including, “I can’t recall seeing a extra hip-hop, a extra unbiased group than Black Star to ever do SNL, so I’m undoubtedly excited to characterize for the tradition.”
No Concern of Time arrived greater than 20 years after their 1998 basic Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star.