Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Blackstar. The track, as Kweli alludes to in the opening verse, is based on the 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison. The book, among various themes, focuses on how the black communities standards of beauty, values and morals are set by white American society.
The entire Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color album is a nice piece of sonic work by the Minnesota Rhymesayer. The title track along with Letter to my Countrymen are examples of Ali's more overt political statements on the record.
The Mighty Mos Def now more commonly known as Yasiin Bey points out what some would call proof of the New World Order as he pontificates on the commodification of H2O. Or more plainly, 'Water used to be free but now it cost you a fee because its all about getting that cash money!!'