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Gang Starr – One Of The Best Yet (2xLP)

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Gang Starr are often mentioned in the same breath as the New York Native Tongues posse around A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & Jungle Brothers, whose intellectual, politically conscious texts and more experimental sounds stand out pleasantly from the US gangsta rap that was dominating at the same time. In 2003 her last work 'The Ownerz' was published for the time being.

DJ Premiere worked from then on with the créme de la créme of R & B / Hip-Hop (Jay-Z, Drake, Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Mos Def, DJ Khaled, etc.) and won three Grammys while Guru pursued his influential Jazzmatazz project . Guru passed away in 2010 and Gang Starr was silent for a long time. Now DJ Premier is stepping out of the shadows and releasing a new Gang Starr album whose pre-single / video "Family & Loyalty" sounds like an homage to the deceased guru, while the second single "Bad Dreams" still bears his voice.

With feature guests like Q-Tip, Royce Da 5'9 ", Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, J. Cole, Jeru The Damaja, MOP and Big Shug, One Of The Best Yet celebrates and carries the legacy of this legendary formation their influence into the present.

"... Continuation and homage in one, a soul-jazzy-shimmering rap album with the happy flow of nostalgia." (Jazz thing, February / March 2020)


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Release details

Artist: Gang Starr
Label: Gang Starr Enterprises, INgrooves, TTT (To The Top)
Format: LP
Units: 2
Country: USA & Europe
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious


A1 The Sure Shot (Intro)
A2 Lights Out
A3 Bad Name
A4 Hit Man
B1 What'S Real
B2 Keith Casim Elam (Interlude)
B3 From A Distance
B4 Family And Loyalty
C1 Get Together
C2 Nygz/Gs 183 Rd (Interlude)
C3 So Many Rappers
C4 Business Or Art
D1 Bring It Back Here
D2 One Of The Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)
D3 Take Flight (Militia Pt. 4)
D4 Bless The Mic