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 ago. Guru had that commanding voice and his delivery is legendary. DJ Premier stated that there’s a new album in the works. During the process, DJ Premier stated that the ashes of Guru was in the studio while making the album. This past Friday the new Gang Starr album, One of the Best Yet dropped.
J. Cole, M.O.P, Talib Kweli, Jeru the Damaja, Q-Tip, Ne-Yo, Royce Da 5’9 and others appear on the album. One of the Best Yet is the first album from Gang Starr in 16 years. Bad Name is the second single to be released from the album. For my Music Monday, make sure you check out the new album from the legendary Gang Starr. Rest in Peace to the late, great Guru. Check out the track listing below and it’s followed by the stream links.
- The Sure Shot
- Lights Out ft. M.O.P.
- Bad Name
- Hit Man ft. Q-Tip
- What’s Real ft. Group Home & Royce Da 5’9
- Keith Casim Elam (Interlude)
- From A Distance ft. Jeru the Damaja
- Family and Loyalty ft. J. Cole
- Get Together ft. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott
- NYGz/GS 183rd (Interlude)
- So Many Rappers
- Business of Art ft. Talib Kweli
- Bring It Back Here
- One of the Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)
- Take Flight (Militia Pt. 4) ft. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx
- Bless the Mic
Where are my fellow Gang Starr fans? Did you listen to the new album? What did you think about the new project? What’s your favorite track off the project? Leave some feedback below about Gang Starr or anything related to the One of the Best Yet album.