Black Eyed Peas won’t be paying tribute to MJ this weekend. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

- Reunited underground hip-hop heroes Black Star — that’s Talib Kweli and Mos Def Yasiin Bey — appeared on “The Colbert Report” last night and pretty much answered the question we asked last week.

- Rapper J. Cole debuts at the top of the Billboard charts with his album “Cole World: the Sideline Story” selling an impressive 218,000 copies in its first week.

- In today’s Post, Dave Nuttycombe has the story of Ken and Jeannie Veltz, who came close to big-time success as the family band Cecilia and are still on the road trying to keep their dream alive.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Thursday morning:

- Waylon Jennings, “Ain’t No God in Mexico”