Gang Starr is a legendary hip-hop duo consisting of Guru (1961-2010) and (producer) DJ Premier. Not too long ago, they released a heartfelt music video for their “Family and Loyalty” single featuring rapper J. Cole.

Gang Starr – “Family and Loyalty” single featuring J. Cole

“I’m destined to invest in urban sections where depression rules. I hope to heal the destitute before I leave this vestibule. Between the heavens and the seven circles, where some dead homies maybe rest, I plan to resurrect a few. I press the truth against the neck of devils. Look at the youth, just like a precious pebble, meant to be protected. Mentally, we let this poison of Western philosophy make us sloppy. We forgot we are ‘the chosen’. From hip-hop to astronomy, they copy what we showed ’em.” – J. Cole, lyrics

‘Family and Loyalty’ contains thought-provoking narratives, conversational rap vocals, and melodic instrumentation scented with a classic hip-hop aroma.

Gang Starr

Gang Starr press photo

“This record means so much to me. It’s a continuation of what I never wanted to end. 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.” – DJ Premier

‘Family and Loyalty’ is featured on Gang Starr’s seventh studio album, entitled, “One of the Best Yet”.

The memorable project features guest appearances from M.O.P., Q-Tip, Group Home, Royce Da 5’9”, and Jeru The Damaja. Also, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, J. Cole, Talib Kweli, Big Shug, and Freddie Foxxx.

Gang Starr – “One of the Best Yet” album

Gang Starr - “One of the Best Yet” cover

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