We hope you’re still playing Gang Starr’s One Of The Best Yet at ignorant levels. And while you do that, consume yourself with the visuals for “Bad Name.” With good ol’ Spice Adams dropping by and Guru’s son Keith Casim Elam cutting his hair on camera for the role of his late father, “Bad Name” is an absolute sentimental moment for fans of the legendary duo.
Fresh off of his new album The Diamond Report Big Shug drops his second video from the project in the form of the DJ Premier-produced “EMF” (which stands for Every Mother Fucker). It’s a certified banger.
After 15 years, Gang Starr fans can rejoice because a new full-length album with production by DJ Premier and rhymes from the legendary Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal has finally arrived. 16 cuts of freshness from Gang Starr has arrived in the form of the appropriately titled One Of the Best Yet. Containing sixteen tracks of pure heat that matches the signature Preemo sound with some never heard before rhymes from the late, great Guru, the unexpected seventh studio album from the classic rap duo hits hard and reminds us just how special Gang Starr was and forever will be.
With some assistance from the likes of J. Cole, Talib Kweli, Royce 5’9″, Nitty Scott, Q-Tip, Freddie Foxxx, Group Home, Ne-Yo and Big Shug, One Of The Best Yet is a powerful ode to hip hop. Check it out now!
D.I.T.C.’s David Bars is ushering in a new era of the Digging In The Crates crew with his DJ Premier-produced joint “Beat The Odds” from his upcoming project The Bar Code. With Preemo providing the signature thump, Bars delivers his rhyming namesake.
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After shocking the world with “Friends and Loyalty” alongside J. Cole, DJ Premier and the late Guru are back with another new song from their forthcoming album. “Bad Name” is the Gang Starr sound you know and love with Guru finessing over a trademark Preemo production. It’s just crazy that Guru has been gone this long and sounds so perfect over new beats.
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After dropping a new song on us for the first time in sixteen years, Gang Starr is back with a video for “Family and Loyalty” featuring J. Cole. Directed by Fab 5 Freddy, clips of the late, great Guru are weaved into a set of visuals where DJ Premier and Guru’s son are dropping jewels off to friends and family while J. Cole can be scene delivering his verse inside a basketball gym.
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Although Guru is gone, he will never be forgotten. The legacy of Gang Starr will live forever and DJ Premier has preserved that memory and extended its reach into 2019 with a brand new song titled “Family and Loyalty” that finds previously unreleased Guru vocals over DJ Premier production with a touch of today as J. Cole blesses the song with his presence.
“I never lost faith, or wavered. I still felt it inside of me, it just happened to be nine years later (after Guru’s passing)” Premier says. “We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy. I hung in there and I just kept believing.”
It’s quintessential Gang Starr brought to the masses and J. Cole appearing on the song gives it a very current feel that vibes with the classic Gang Starr sound.
“When it comes to this generation of emcees, ones that are lyrically on the level that Guru was on and someone that he would want to work with; Cole is that guy” Preemo confidently asserted. “When Cole heard the record he got the chills and knew it was a classic.”