Sunday, December 18, 2011

Black Star @ Club Nokia in Downtown LA - 12/15/11

On Sunday night of Coachella 2005 (my 1st Coachella EVER!), I was in The Sahara Tent dancing my ass off to Prodigy when a couple of my UCLA buddies said they were ditching out to go see Black Star close out the entire festival on the main stage. I ignorantly asked, "Who's Black Star?" & was told it's Mos Def & Talib Kweli. I knew & liked Mos Def but I had only heard of Talib. Regardless, I was intrigued so I left Prodigy & went to watch what turned out to be 1 of THE best hip hop shows I've ever seen!

Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey & Dante Terrell Smith) & Talib Kweli have a chemistry on stage unlike any other I've seen in live hip hop. They literally finish each other's sentences & they flow SO smoothly together that it sometimes sounds & feels like they're the same person. And it doesn't hurt that their beats are always BAD ASS!

Black Star brought the house down last night at Club Nokia in Downtown LA. I have now seen Mos & Talib together 2x & both sets have been unforgettable hip hop performances. I took my 21-year-old cousin Jack with me to the show last night & our 1st cousin concert experience couldn't have been more fabulous!

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