One of Hip-Hop’s most iconic duos is about to celebrated in fashion form. Stüssy is launching a Gang Starr inspired collection.


Gang Starr made a triumphant return to the ears of the masses by way of their new album, One Of The Best Yet, marking the first time the group has released a project in some time. Using unearthed vocals from the late Keith “Guru” Elam, DJ Premier’s booming production and features from some of the […]


Longtime fans of Gang Starr, the duo consisting of DJ Premier and the late Guru, have been awaiting more tunes after the group returned with “Family And Loyalty” featuring a stellar verse from J. Cole. With a new single, those hopeful supporters will now have a new full-length project to get behind with their upcoming […]


The chain and the star has returned. DJ Premier followed through with his word and dropped a new Gang Starr singled called “Family and Loyalty,” featuring J. Cole no less.


It’s been almost a decade since Guru (R.I.P) of the legendary Hip-Hop rapper/producer tandem Gang Starr passed away. And though he left behind a legacy that the heads truly appreciate, we wouldn’t object to the release of some new material that Gifted Universal Rhymes Unlimited and DJ Premier might’ve kept in the vault.

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“The DJ’s name is Premier and I’m the Guru,” said the late, great Keith “Guru Elam” on the intro to Gang Starr’s second album, Step In The Arena. That’s all that was needed for an MC from Boston and a DJ born in Houston (DJ Premier) to create six albums and a collection of classic records.

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Run DMC rose to fame due to the dynamic verses of Run and D.M.C., but the crew’s equally vital member was their late DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. On what would have been the turntable technician’s 49th birthday, it’s only right to give props to DJs that have shined in similar settings as well.

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First impressions are crucial, especially in Hip-Hop. If you drop a dud your first time out, your rap career could be finished as quickly as it started. But not every Hip-Hop act hits a home run their first time up. Some barely made it on base before becoming solid players in the rap world.

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Today (July 17), is the late Keith “Guru” Elam’s birthday. Rest In Power.  I’m old enough to remember back when Mike Dee & Keithy E left for New York in order to eventually land Gang Starr Posse a deal with K-Tel/Wild Pitch Records in 1987. Back then Boston’s Hip-Hop and Rap music wasn’t being acknowledged […]

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The Miami Heat won their third NBA Championship tonight (June 20) and it was the second in a row for LeBron James. Right on cue, Nike Basketball drops a commercial featuring King James getting congratulatory messages from the likes of Spike Lee, Dr. Dre, Coach K and more.


We’ll give the New York Times credit for bigging up the borough of Brooklyn and its importance in Hip-Hop culture, through the lens of gentrification. However, the Grey Lady needed to do a tad bit more fact checking.

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Three years ago, Hip-Hop lost Keith “Guru” Elam of Gang Starr fame. The Boston bred, Brooklyn representing MC’s legacy will be cherished and today we get a look at the electronic press kit from Gang Starr’s 1991 album Step In The Arena, and it’s loaded with jewels.