Black Star & Common – “Respiration”

I loved this song ever since I first listened to Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star 3 or 4 years ago, but for the past couple of months I seriously have not been able to stop playing it. Probably one of my top 10 hip-hip songs. Each of Mos’, Talib’s, and Common’s verses is a perfect mix of street consciousness and blazed abstraction, and Hi-Tek’s beat feels like a living thing; it breathes just like the city the nice Latina lady describes in the sample at the beginning of the song. Get lifted.

Black Star (ft. Common) – “Respiration”

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~ by toren on January 10, 2011.

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