The dynamic hip-hop duo Black Star made their Saturday Night time Dwell debut by performing a pair of tracks from their not too long ago launched sophomore album, No Concern of Time.
Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) ran by “So Be It” and “The Essential Factor is to Hold the Essential Factor the Essential Factor.” The late-night look not solely marked the primary time the duo carried out music from No Concern of Time on nationwide tv, however the first alternative for most people to listen to the album outdoors of the Luminary podcast community, the place it has lived solely since its launch earlier this yr. Watch the replay beneath.
Forward of their look on SNL, Black Star premiered the video for “So Be It” solely on Consequence. “The tune is a lyrical train, bars on bars, however we’re not rhyming for the sake of riddling, as the good Chuck D may say,” Kweli defined. “This tune is a name to motion. It’s a prayer. It’s a manifesto.”
Kweli additionally famous the importance of Black Star’s slot on SNL, saying, “I can’t recall seeing a extra hip-hop, a extra unbiased group than Black Star to ever do SNL, so I’m positively excited to characterize for the tradition.”
Black Star will comply with up their SNL look by playing a headlining present at New York’s Sony Corridor on Tuesday, November fifteenth.
Elsewhere on final night time’s SNL, host Dave Chappelle used most of his monologue to debate Kanye West’s current dalliance with anti-Semitism.