2019 has already been a great year for fans of the underground, old school, and '90s hip-hop. We\u2019ve seen projects from OG\u2019s like Missy Elliot, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, and The Wu-Tang Clan. To dope collaborations between old heads and the next generation like Pinata: 1&amp;2 by Madlib and Freddie Gibbs. As well as Danny Brown\u2019s new project, "Uknowhatimsayin", produced entirely by Qtip of ATQ.\r\n2019: Already a big year for old-school hip-hop fans\r\nIn addition, groups like Griselda and Pro Era and artists like Jk1 The Supernova and Smoke DZA are resurrecting the boom-bap sound. Also, they're coming out with stuff today that sounds like it was recorded during the golden age of hip-hop.\r\nIf all this wasn\u2019t enough, hip-hop heads received the news they had been hoping to hear ever since Guru\u2019s unfortunate passing in 2010.\r\nDJ Premier blessed us earlier this month with a brand new project by the '90s hip-hop duo Gang Starr. The new project features the legendary late MC Guru with DJ Premier and a number of talented and respected collaborators.\r\nGang Starr - \u201cOne of the Best Yet\u201d album\r\n\r\nThe album is a breath of fresh air for your ears in this time where the trap wave dominates the popular culture.\r\nAlso, in contrast to this trend, the lyrics and themes presented in a Gang Starr project are meaningful and bottom line real.\r\nGuru maintains his characteristically calm and composed demeanor on "One of the Best Yet" album while painting vivid pictures with his rhymes.\r\nGang Starr - \u201cFamily and Loyalty\u201d single featuring J. Cole\r\n https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMsdzxuldQM\r\nExpect to be overcome by nostalgia with the timeless sound that DJ Premier always brings to his work. His beats have a kind of flavor to them that elicit a real picture and emotion.\r\nIt truly is an incredible gift and surprise for fans to hear NEW Gang Starr in 2019.\r\nListeners can feel the chemistry the two artists once shared by DJ Premier\u2019s ability to match a sound and feeling to Guru\u2019s words in songs like, "Hit Man" and "Get Together".\r\nDJ premier\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cPremier did a wonderful job because it felt like Guru (RIP) was still with us in the physical form.\u201d \u2014 Zangba Thomson, Editor-in-Chief for music culture website Bong Mines Entertainment\r\n\r\nEven the name of the album is dope. The title is a throwback to a bar off their hit song from the '90s, \u201cYou Know My Steez\u201d, where Guru boasts himself as \u2018One of the best yet\u2019 on the mic.\r\nThe title is super cocky and confident, yet admits some humility. I feel like this was done intentionally. Definitely a nod from DJ Premier to the other emcees who hold it down in the game.\r\nThis was suggested to me by the incredible list of collaborators hand-picked for the album including Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5\u20199\u201d, J. Cole, Q-Tip, and Ne-Yo. As well as some of the classic GangStarr features that fans have loved over the years with Jeru the Damaja and Freddie Foxx.\u00a0\r\nGang Starr\r\n\r\nIf you haven't check out the project yet, I'd definitely put "One of the Best Yet" on the list of 'must-listen' projects of 2019.\r\nWith crazy storytelling, hot boom-bap beats, and some entertaining interludes, it's a solid listen for any fan of the genre.\r\nBut for real admirers of hip-hop, the return of Gang Starr in 2019 will be remembered. Their album serves as a monumental moment when Guru, the "Gifted, Unlimited, Rhymes Universal" came back to remind us all these years later that he's still "One of the Best Yet".\r\nStream "One of the Best Yet" via Apple Music\r\n\r\nWe recommend adding Gang Starr's "One of the Best Yet" album to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.\r\n\r\nContact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what you think. Also, check out our Dope Music Video Showcase and vote for the dopest music video. Expect to watch exciting videos that are showcasing music in the popular genres of hip-hop, R&amp;B, Soul, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Alternative, Electronic, etc. Also, don\u2019t forget to subscribe, purchase our merchandise, become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment, and support our sponsors.