Black Star made their debut on NBC’s Saturday Night Live performing records from their joint album No Fear Of Time which was released in May 2022.
Special guest host Dave Chappelle introduced Black Star and referred to them as his “brothers.” Their mutual admiration and respect date back to when Def and Kweli appeared on Chappelle’s Show in 2003. They were also featured in the comedian’s 2004 documentary Block Party and contributed to the soundtrack. Together, 17 years later, they all launched the Midnight Miracle podcast.
Mos Def and Talib Kweli opened the show performing “So Be It” and returned later to deliver “The Main Thing Is To Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.”
Check out the performance above and Dave’s opening monologue below.