DJ Premier Recorded New Gang Starr Album With Urn Full Of Guru's Ashes

AllHipHop Staff

DJ Premier explains the significance of the upcoming Gang Starr album featuring late versus from group member Guru.

(AllHipHop News) DJ Premier is to return with a new Gang Starr album, nine years after the death of rapper Guru.

The new record, One of the Best Yet, the hip-hop duo's first since 2003, will feature Guru's previously recorded vocals, as well as J. Cole, Q-Tip, Royce Da 5'9", and Talib Kweli.

Premier recorded the new album with an urn holding his old musical partner's ashes on his production console.

He revealed how emotional he was to be working on music with his late pal.

"This album means everything to me. It's a continuation of what I never wanted to end" explained DJ Premier, real name Christopher Edward Martin. "It's a very foreign place for me and very emotional. I get happy, sad, excited; my feelings are kind of all over the place. But predominantly, just very happy to be making music with Guru again."

Recalling how he never gave up on making a new Gang Starr record, he added: "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). We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy. I hung in there and I just kept believing."

J. Cole's contribution, a single called "Family and Loyalty," has already been released, with the rest of the album out on November 1.

Comments (7)
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Mustufa 1213
Mustufa 1213

Im getting tht 🔥 ths weekend peace gangstarr..

JoeyFocusd
JoeyFocusd

This album will be bought physically, opened and placed on the turntable or on the CD player..

JoeyFocusd
JoeyFocusd

DJ Solar sits looking up at the street from the sewer he dwells in plotting his revenge as "super producer"... haha

hypestyle
hypestyle

Big ups and respect to Guru, rest in power-- peace to Premier, and gang-starr family who participated.

Messiah Black
Messiah Black

I was raised on The Chain and The Starr...DJ Premier and GURU have influenced me since the late 80s through their music but more importantly their message! I learned INTEGRITY from Preem and I learned PERSEVERANCE from GURU as he was able to overcome major obstacles like Asthma and Alcoholism and still be a blessing to the world. I don't touch a sampler a mic a keyboard etc without first thinking what would Preem and GURU do? Of course I come from my own mind ultimately in the end result but these men showed the world a perfect example a perfect technique they are definitely ONE OF THE BEST YET...Peace and blessings Preem and Rest In Power GURU.

JDD
JDD

This album about to be all kinds of dope.


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