Is it the cat with the black shades

from Black Star (Ft. Weldon Irvine) – Astronomy (8th Light) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A “cat” is someone, usually male, held in high regard and is usually considered popular. Therefore, “black shades” would represent the wealth and prosperity that this “cat” would have.

Mos Def is outlining the basic foundations of “Black Star”, the group that he and Talib Kweli compose.

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