Black Star are a Brooklyn-based rap duo named after the Negro Improvement Association's famous Black Star Line. Although they have thus far only released one album, they're seen by many as one of the leading lights of the Native Tongues posse's second generation.
The two members of Black Star are Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene October 3rd, 1975 in Brooklyn) and Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith December 11, 1973, in Brooklyn). Smith began his showbiz career as an actor, appearing in the film God Bless the Child (1988), on the Nell Carter sitcom You Take the Kids, in the film The Hard Way (1991), and in 1994's The Cosby Mysteries. It was also in 1994 that, as Mos Def, Smith formed... Read More