Black Star recently played a concert at Best Buy Theater in Times Square finishing up a year-long tour and more or less hinting to the duo’s plans for a highly-anticipated follow up to their incredible self-titled album released thirteen years ago.
Billboard caught up with some members of Black Star management and distribution backstage at the Times Square show including Corey Smyth of Blackship Management:
Kweli and Bey will continue performing dates next year together, and will be heading to Africa to record some new material with an eye on a new album, though no plans are set yet. “It’s in the ether,” said Smyth about the reasoning behind the group’s reunion. “We’ve had a few false starts in the past, but it just feels right this time.”
However, for those diehard fans looking for a fix it seems the Aretha Franklin-inspired mix tape will be out before the end of the year.