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Run The Jewels – “Ooh LA LA” (Feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)

At one point Run The Jewels promised RTJ4 would be out before Coachella. Thanks to coronavirus, Coachella is postponed, and the rest of the music industry is in chaos. Chaos, though, is RTJ's natural element, so it's good that they're rolling this shit out. More »
Tags: Music, Coachella, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, El-p, DJ Premier, Gang Starr, Greg Nice, Nice & Smooth

Weekly Dope: Lil Wayne, Gang Starr, Yo Gotti, Key Glock & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
Tags: Jazz, Lil Wayne, Playlists, Redman, Method Man, 2dope, Weekly Dope, Gang Starr, Key Glock, Lil Wayne Gang Starr Yo Gotti Key Glock

Gang Starr – “Bad Name (Remix)” (Feat. Method Man & Redman)

Gang Starr, the duo of Guru and DJ Premier, were one of the defining New York rap groups of the '90s, and they remain the greatest, purest exemplars of that era's boom-bap sound. Guru died in 2010, but last year, Premier assembled a bunch of the group's unreleased tracks, dropping the posthumous Gang Starr album … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Starr, Guru, Redman, Method Man, DJ Premier, Gang Starr

DJ Premier Announces ‘Gods of Rap II’ Tour with Nas, DMX, The LOX & Just Blaze

Unfortunately, it's only going down in the UK.
Tags: News, Nas, Jazz, DMX, 2dope, The LOX, DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Gang Starr

Meka’s Favorites [2019 in Review]

A closer look at what Meka bumped in 2019.
Tags: Features, Jazz, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Snoh Aalegra, 2dope, Little Brother, Griselda, MEKA, Gang Starr, Best of 2019

Gang Starr Mass Appeal for Throwback Thursday

First off, Happy New Year to everyone out there. I’m hoping your 2020 will be full of blessings and prosperity. We’re going to open this year with Gang Starr as our Throwback Thursday. For the last couple days, I’ve been listening to their new album, One of the Best Yet. When the new single dropped Family and Loyalty featuring J. Cole, it felt like a breath of fresh air. Gang Starr is one of my favorite hip hop duos and the voice of Guru is heavenly. Unfortunately, it’s going on 10 years since...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Starr, Throwback Thursday, Mass Appeal, Blog Hops & memes, Gang Starr

'One of the Best Yet' Is Another Gang Starr Classic

For good measure, Q-Tip ( A Tribe Called Quest) lays out a deliciously obscure chorus on this record as Talib Kweli drops actual science in a cantankerous Gang Starr/Black Star collaboration, "Business or Art". Conversely, Royce da 5'9'', who filled Guru's position as token emcee to Preemo beats fits in well on the record while he describes Guru's ashes being on the console for the creative process, it's as hard-hitting as described.An emotional interlude from Guru's son keeps things in check ...
Tags: Music, Review, Hip-hop, Music Review, Starr, Talib Kweli, Preemo, Gang Starr, East coast hip-hop, Jazz rap, Gang Starr Black Star

Weekly Dope: Gang Starr, Westside Gunn, Brother Ali & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
Tags: Jazz, Playlists, 2dope, Westside Gunn, DJ Premier, Weekly Dope, Brother Ali, Gang Starr, Starr Westside Gunn Brother Ali

Gang Starr's 'One Of The Best Yet' Is A Welcome Throwback To An Earlier Rap Era

Hip hop duo Gang Starr broke up in the mid-2000s and in 2010, MC Guru died. So fans were surprised by the announcement of a new, posthumous album called One Of The Best Yet.
Tags: News, Starr, Gang Starr

One of the Best Yet from Gang Starr Album Released

Gang Starr is one of my favorite duos ever when it comes to hip hop. Hard to Earn is a certified classic that turned 25 earlier this year. DJ Premier is one of the greatest producers in my humble opinion. Guru is one of the coldest to ever touch the mic. Unfortunately, Guru lost his battle with cancer nine years ago. When DJ Premier dropped the Family and Loyalty track with J. Cole that brought back so many memories. Family and Loyalty was featured as a Music Monday track a little over a month...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Starr, Talib Kweli, Guru, DJ Premier, Blog Hops & memes, Music Monday, Gang Starr, Keith Casim Elam, Shug Freddie Foxxx, Talib Kweli Jeru, Gang Starr Rest, Real ft Group Home Royce Da

Gang Starr – “One of the Best Yet” (Album Review)

Gang Starr is a revered East Coast hip hop duo consisting of Guru & DJ Premier. Before disbanding in 2006 as well as Guru’s death in 2010, the 2 have made a name of themselves with arguably one of the greatest discographies in hip hop history. But with the 10 year anniversary of Guru’s passing coming up in 5 months, Premier has decided to commemorate him with 1 last album under the Gang Starr name. After the “Sure Shot” intro, we go into the first song “Lights Out”. Where Guru & M.O.P. get bloo...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, East Coast, Starr, Talib Kweli, J Cole, Scott, Moment of Truth, Damaja, Gang Starr, Keith Casim Elam, Group Home PRhyme

Gang Starr Returns After Over 15 Years With ‘One Of The Best Yet’

If you told 2003 me that I’d finally see an album from…
Tags: Albums, Jazz, 2dope, Gang Starr

Gang Starr: Bad Name

Unlike many posthumous releases—particularly those within the hip-hop genre—Gang Starr’s One of the Best Yet neither stretches the late Guru’s raps too thinly, nor gives in to sentimentality. The duo (Guru aka Keith Elam, and DJ Premier aka Christopher Martin) was founded in the late ’80s and is widely considered one of the most influential rap groups ever (despite lack of broad commercial success). From …
Tags: Music, Design, Rap, Albums, Culture, Hip-hop, Starr, Listenup, New Music, Christopher Martin, Gang Starr, Keith Elam

Gang Starr Announces Historic New Album “One Of The Best Yet” & Releases New Single “Bad Name”

Gang Starr is undoubtedly one of the most revered, beloved and influential groups in Hip Hop.  Over the course of their distinguished career, they became a cultural institution and a brand you could ultimately trust.  The group’s “Chain and the Star” logo symbolized power and excellence and it permeated into the cutting-edge music they created.  With a handful of indelible classic albums on their resume, DJ Premier and Guru’s catalog has not only persevered but mastered the test of time.  Sim...
Tags: News, Jazz, Miley Cyrus, Starr, Talib Kweli, DSP, Singles, Janet Jackson, Twenty One Pilots, Times Square, Guru, Gang Starr, Joey Bada Royce, Group Home Royce Da, Keith Casim Elam, Shug Freddie Foxxx

Gang Starr – “Bad Name”

A few weeks ago, we got the first new track from Gang Starr -- the duo of DJ Premier and Guru -- in 16 years, "Family And Loyalty." Today, a whole new Gang Starr album has been announced. It's called One Of The Best Yet and it'll be out on 11/1. DJ Premier … More »
Tags: Music, Starr, Guru, DJ Premier, Gang Starr

Breaks With Tradition: “Rapper Dapper Snapper”

Edwin Birdsong passed last Monday at the age of 77. And I know it's a funny thing to furrow my brow over when I'm eulogizing the man through a column about breaks, but putting "sampled by..." in the lede or the headline of an Edwin Birdsong obit obscures what he did decades before your favorite … More »
Tags: Music, De La Soul, Luke Vibert, Musiq Soulchild, Gang Starr, Breaks With Tradition, Edwin Birdsong, Lorel And Harty

Royalty by Gang Starr for Throwback Thursday

My love for hip hop goes back a while now. We can say it began the magical year of 1988. For us Hip Hop heads, that was the original Golden Era. Throughout the years, I’ve had so many albums whether it’s cassette tapes, CDs or even Vinyl’s. Since I’ve had my Apple Music account, every now and then I run into an album that brings me back to a certain place. Recently, I was browsing a hip hop site and they were talking about the Moment of Truth album from Gang Starr. Of course, GangStarr is made...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Starr, Throwback Thursday, Moment of Truth, Gangstarr, Gang Starr

Payday Records Celebrates 25th Anniversary with DJ Premier Limited Edition Vinyl

Legendary hip-hop producer and Gang Starr cofounder DJ Premier is saluting the 25th anniversary of Payday Records by releasing a limited-edition 12″ vinyl single of his songs “Our Streets” (featuring A$AP Ferg) and “Wut U Said?” (featuring Casanova). The black vinyl edition also commemorate the one-year anniversary of the label’s official relaunch, and includes “extra loud” audiophile pressings […]
Tags: News, AP Ferg, DJ Premier, Patrick Moxey, Payday Records, Gang Starr, DJ Premier Limited Edition Vinyl, Wut U Said

Breaks With Tradition: “Summer Madness”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through the years. More »
Tags: Music, Squarepusher, Le, Kool and the Gang, Gang Starr, Breaks With Tradition, DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince, Rodney O And Joe Cooley

The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and jazz as "experimental." In 1993, the legendary MC was between two classic Gang Starr albums -- 1992's Daily Operation and 1994's Hard To Earn, both of which were relatively slept-on … More »
Tags: Music, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Starr, Sounding Board, Guru, Madlib, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, DJ Premier, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, THE PHARCYDE, MC Solaar, Lonnie Liston Smith, Gang Starr

DJ Premier Talks Gang Starr’s ‘Moment Of Truth’ On 20th Anniversary

Their seminal fifth album is commemorated.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Starr, Guru, DJ Premier, Gang Starr