Raekwon spits over Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”, which has to be in the top 5 best beats of all time.
Legendary producer DJ Premier sits down with Mass Appeal to explain the mindset behind their Gang Starr-inspired collaboration and how the original Gang Starr logo first came to be. Created by Guru and Big Shug, Premier explains, “the chain is the bond of the artists and the star is the talent inside the chain”. See [cont.]
On Friday, legendary DJ, Mister Cee, delivered his Throwback At Noon mix to the late great Keith “Guru” Elam of Gang Starr.
Two videos released in remembrance of Guru’s death three years ago. The first is Moment Of Truth, a lost interview with Guru from around 2008-2009. Director Matt Hobbs says: Back in late 2008 and early 2009 we had the the biggest privilege to be able to spend some time with Guru before he passed away. [cont.]
THE X LABEL brings to you a limited edition recreation of Guru’s (MC Keithy E) Demo Cassette Tape. This recreation of Guru’s demo cassette tape consist of the exact image Keithy E made for the cover, Keithy E’s handwriting of the songs on the tape, and the actual songs from the demo. Pop it in [cont.]
Premo starts off the interview by talking to Nick Huff Barili about the Re:Generation project, working with Slick Rick and confirming that he is still collaborating on an album with Nas (Yes its true!!!). In the second part of the interview, Premier says that he has not talked to Solar before or after Guru’s passing [cont.]
DJ Premier speaks candidly about what his favorite album that he produced was, and about his rocky relationship with Guru.
Spax, a German emcee, collaborated with Guru on a track called “Traume” in 1999, while in support of Gang Starr’s Moment of Truth tour. The song has been given an updated remix treatment for this video, which shows newly uncovered footage of Gang Starr on stage and in the studio. R.I.P. Guru, Fuck Solar.
To remember Guru’s passing one year ago, DJ Premier paid homage on Hot 97 tonight, playing Gang Starr hits, remixes, and rarities for 2 hours. Do what ya can kid….#ripguru #fucksolar Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3
Yesterday after his interview with Bow Wow, Sumit head down to the Jazz Cafe to chop it up with Lil Fame and Billy Danze before they hit the stage in London. In this part of the interview, M.O.P. speak on their most memorable studio moment from the Warriorz album which included their manager Laze being [cont.]
World renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis speaks candidly about Guru and the internal struggles he had as a Hip Hop artist. Marsalis tells of Guru feeling pressure to portray the glorified street lifestyle even though that wasn’t his real lifestyle. He also speaks on what prompted him to create the Buckshot LeFonque album with close friend [cont.]
DJ Premier Interview w/ HipHopSite.Com from HipHopSite.Com on Vimeo. DJ Premier speaks with HipHopSite.Com’s Nene Wallace Reed about his upcoming Year Round Records compilation, future projects, and the final Gang Starr album.
Gang Starr Foundation duo consisting of Lil Dap & Melachi the Nutcracker are back with a brand new album for the 2010!! This came out of nowhere considering the fact we haven’t heard from these guys in about a decade. Turns out, Melachi the Nutcracker just got out of jail, after being locked up for [cont.]
By Logek, Cope, Deem, Sen, Gusto, Meres and OD, located at 174th St between Park and Webster in the BX. We thought for sure this would happen first in Brooklyn, The Planet. Big ups to DJ Premier Blog for finding this out.
Guru’s nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff wrote and narrated this web documentary about his uncle in honor of his birthday this week. Created & Produced by Matt Berdan.
Incredibly dope t-shirts by StickUpKids in the U.K., paying homage to Guru – one is subtle, the other not so much. Creator Morgan Reid states the following: In light of the recent death of Guru and the straight up bitchness of Solar I wanted to do something to further expose this snake but and at [cont.]
Here is a 2003 interview of Gang Starr from Groove Parlor. This interview came during the time when Gang Starr was promoting the album The Ownerz. Check out part 1 above, and part 2 of the interview below. RIP GURU
Greg Nice took the stage at Los Angeles’ AFEX party with DJ Adam 12 to perform Gangstarr’s classic “DWYCK” in honor of the late Guru. Greg Nice prepares for his solo debut, Popcycle, dropping August 31st on One Haven / Industry Rule 4080, which will feature guest shots from Tony Yayo, DJ Webstar, and Flava [cont.]
In some of the posthumous statements about Guru from DJ Premier, we heard him talk about “the original members of Gang Starr”. As legend has it, Gang Starr began in Boston back in 1985 by Keithy E. The Guru and DJ 1, 2 B-Down (aka Mike Dee). Before Preem came along, they had producers such [cont.]
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