Before their Saturday Night Live performance this weekend with host Dave Chappelle, Black Star premieres the official video for their track “So Be It”. The black-and-white clip features recent footage of Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli tearing down the stage at a sold-out show and vibing backstage. They had this to say about the video:
“So Be It” was one of the first songs Black Star recorded with Madlib for No Fear Of Time so it definitely set the tone of the project early on. The song is a lyrical exercise, bars on bars, but we are not rhyming for the sake of riddling as the great Chuck D might say. This song is a call to action. It’s a prayer. It’s a manifesto…The visuals that accompany it are simple, but strong. Our value is in our performance and how we connect with our audience. We wanted to provide a visual that showcases that for the core fans. I’m a fan of comedy and I grew up on SNL so this is a career milestone for sure. I can’t recall seeing a more hip-hop, a more independent group than Black Star to ever do SNL, so I’m definitely excited to represent for the culture.”
“So Be It” is off Black Star’s album No Fear Of Time, which is available exclusively to subscribers on Luminary.
Watch the “So Be It” video below.