It’s been 20 years since Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli emerged as Black Star and they are coming full circle to reunite and release a new album this year. Yasiin Bey made the announcement in Denver, Colorado this past weekend during a Madlib DJ set. Reddit uploaded the audio from the show and Bey can be heard telling the audience that the new project is “coming soon.”
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Yasiin Bey is releasing Dec. 99th a collaborative album with Ferrari Sheppard recorded in South Africa over the past year. The nine-song album comes out December 9th and seems to have a numerology influence because of all the references to the number 9. Dec. 99 is the name of their partnership and the album’s tracklisting is available below.
2. Blade in the Pocket
4. Local Time
5. Tall Sleeves
6. Seaside Panic Room
7. Shadow in the Dark
8. It Goes
9. Special Dedication