Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are BLACK STAR POLL

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this was a huge record for me & my friends when we were at uni. probably haven't listened to it since then, or since i discovered ILM lol. at the time my favourite tracks were probably Astronomy, Hater Players and Thieves In The Night. now....who knows!

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Respiration 8
Definition 5
RE:DEFinition 3
Thieves In The Night 3
Brown Skin Lady 3
Astrononmy (8th Light) 1
Yo Yeah 1
Hater Players 0
K.O.S. (Determination) 0
B Boys Will B Boys 0
Children's Story 0
Twice Inna Lifetime0


jabba hands, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:40 (twelve years ago) link

thought about doing a poll for 'best simile on this album' but don't know how many options you can have in a poll

jabba hands, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:41 (twelve years ago) link

i don't usually like to vote for singles in album polls but definitely "Respiration" here

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:42 (twelve years ago) link

^

The Reverend, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:46 (twelve years ago) link

1) respiration
2) brown skin lady
3) re:defintion

max, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

Twice Inna Lifetime

and what, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

respiration but their version of the bdp track is FIRE, except for kweli's off-beat shit

deej, Friday, 1 February 2008 01:53 (twelve years ago) link

Respiration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiNwTL0HQRI

Definition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt5ycIbXBZU&feature=related

nicky lo-fi, Friday, 1 February 2008 09:11 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

respiration again

sam500, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 00:41 (twelve years ago) link

I vividly remember going to the store after school in 7th grade and having enough money to buy 2 out of this, Aquemini, and the Love Movement. I chose the last 2 (a halfway good decision) and taped this off my friend.

Anyways, Definition, that song was sooo huge for my Rawkus lovin' ass in grade school.

maciej recognizing trill, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 01:23 (twelve years ago) link

Definition, no doubt.

Jordan, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 02:37 (twelve years ago) link

brown skin lady

stevie, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 10:17 (twelve years ago) link

basically i love them all, but "definition" stands out for the dope beat and for some of the best lyrics and flow ever recorded. it gets teh vote.

pipecock, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 20:49 (twelve years ago) link

I vividly remember going to the store after school in 7th grade and having enough money to buy 2 out of this, Aquemini, and the Love Movement. I chose the last 2 (a halfway good decision) and taped this off my friend.

Anyways, Definition, that song was sooo huge for my Rawkus lovin' ass in grade school.

-- maciej recognizing trill, Monday, February 4, 2008 8:23 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life came out that day, too! My brother got that and the Tribe, I either had a promo of the Black Star already or got it shortly afterward.

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

respiration seems like the pinnacle of backpacker rap to me

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 21:00 (twelve years ago) link

Twice Inna Lifetime is cool, too. I love Hi-Tek's guitar shit.

Jordan, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

"Definition" for the beat, class.

Bodrick III, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 21:10 (twelve years ago) link

Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life came out that day, too! My brother got that and the Tribe, I either had a promo of the Black Star already or got it shortly afterward.

-- Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 20:56 (1 hour ago) Link

Haha, such a fine example of where my taste was a decade ago that I wouldn't even have thought about buying the Jay-Z.

maciej recognizing trill, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

gotta go with respiration in a narrow win over astronomy with definition in 3rd

dmr, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 22:44 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

RE:DEFinition 3

I like this but what a weird choice for a favorite track. Shame "K.O.S. (Determination)" didn't get any votes, definitely in my top 3.

Alex in Baltimore, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 13:52 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

was about to poll this album

max, Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:04 (nine years ago) link

i saw talib speak in college, he said that the reason he was off beat for his first like six albums is because he was using rhymes hed written down before he had any beats to rap over

which is like

*smh*

talib

max, Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:07 (nine years ago) link

I liked that last talib album

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:10 (nine years ago) link

eardrum

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:11 (nine years ago) link

six albums talib??? what the hell

just sayin, Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:50 (nine years ago) link

five years pass...

this is sad
https://www.instagram.com/p/-ljS85jYt7/
apparently, Talib was beaten when visiting "Freetown Christiania" - he's interpreting the assault as racially motivated, locals are suggesting he was punished for taking pictures of drug dealing...

niels, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:47 (four years ago) link

wtf

brimstead, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 18:30 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

"Children's Story" is really hitting me lately. What an album.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 June 2020 20:50 (two weeks ago) link

I hope that second album actually materializes

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 22 June 2020 21:21 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53151106

lukas, Friday, 26 June 2020 22:36 (two weeks ago) link


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