Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” is an absolute classic. You may have read a few interviews but now hear it from DJ Premier as he explains exactly how this song came together. You don’t want to miss this one.
DJ Premier keeps Gang Starr on the front of our minds by dropping the Founders Remix to One of the Best Yet’s “Glowing Mic” that features Big Shug on the flip. The video has the likes of Guru’s son and Spice Adams dropping by to show love.
Last year, DJ Premier released a new Gang Starr album that featured Guru vocals over brand new production. One of the Best Yet took fans back on a journey to a time when Guru was still here and the duo was delivering the highest quality in hip hop. A little over a year later, Preemo releases the instrumentals from the album and drops a previously unreleased joint with “Glowing Mic.”
We hope that you’re still giving Gang Starr’s One of the Best Yet some heavy rotation. But even if you are, hearing Method Man and Redman over DJ Premier production in 2020 on the remix for “Bad Name” is just what you need to get through your day. Turn this up.
DJ PREMIER SHARES CLASSIC STORIES ON JAY-Z, NAS, RZA, J.COLE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF GANG STARR [VIDEO]
The wealth of information that DJ Premier possesses is unfathomable. He’s seen it all and done it all. He’s probably forgotten more things than a vast majority of us will ever remember. One half of the legendary Gang Starr heads to Hot 97 and delivers a number of stories on Ebro in the Morning that detail everything from the creation of One of the Best Yet to his working history with Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and many more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”