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Lord Finesse Speaks On What Made Gang Starr (DJ Premier x GURU) Special [Video]

If anyone can speak on this, Lord Finesse can. Saying Preemo is a SUPER-producer… all while repping DITC (with its cabal of dope producers)… yeah, that’s a powerful recommendation. And stressing that GURU (RIP) had that monotone style that NO ONE could come close to imitating. Yeah, Finesse is spot on!

Enjoy and reflect on Gang Starr’s greatness. For the Culture!


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Classic Clips: Gang Starr In Concert (Video)

If you are a Gang Starr fan, or simply have not been made aware that you should be, this throwback video is a rare treat! Especially if you have never seen the duo live. If you have, here’s another dose of the dopeness to enjoy. R.I.P. GURU. Gang Starr forever!

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The Making of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” (Video)

Billed as a making of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” banger…but this is so much more! DJ Premier, Big Shug, Jadakiss and others weigh in on Preemo’s and Guru’s place and impact on Hip-Hop and urban music history. Spend your twenty minutes getting enriched by this!

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DJ Premier Breaks Down the Gang Starr Logo, ‘Mass Appeal’ and More (Video)

How appropriate for Mass Appeal channel to have Premo on deck to give personal history like this. With “Mass Appeal” spinning in the background, and DJ Premier talking to the lens, we get the straight dope from one of the dopest. Click play and learn about the creation, evolution and finalization of the Gang Starr insignia and how Premier and Gang Starr fam KNEW “Mass Appeal” was hot before radio and the world would prove them right. R.I.P. to Keithy E the Guru.

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Jeru the Damaja – Solar Flares (Prod. By Large Professor)


The East is in the house! New from Jeru the Damaja“Solar Flares” (produced by Large Professor).

New track from Gang Starr Foundation member Jeru featuring Large Pro on the productions, 2 legends together. From Jeru’s upcoming EP “The Hammer” with The Beatnuts, PF Cuttin and others. Release date TBA. Enjoy.

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Tito Lopez – “Mass Appeal 2.0” (Video)

Yeeeaaaauhhh! Mississippi emcee Tito Lopez is going IN! He “Made his Mama proud” with his first cut; but this one should make us ALL proud! Tito L-O revisits the Gang Starr classic “Mass Appeal” – bringing a fresh perspective to give us “Mass Appeal 2.0.” Banging! Check it out! This joint is available on his free downloadable mixtape, “The Hunger Game,” here.
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DJ Premier Lists His 50 Favorite Songs That Feature Guru

To celebrate Guru’s birthday, July 17th, DJ Premier named his 50 favorite songs featuring Guru from his twitter account.
Premo Says:

“This is not in any particular order.I am just listing the joints as they come to me in my head.”
Full list under the hood
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BLITZ – 4/19/11: Manifest Destiny

One year ago today fans of hip hop, jazz, & soul lost the legendary Guru of Gangstarr at the age of 43. His death at a relatively young age reminds us to never take life for granted & to always manifest destiny. Take care of your health, live your life to the fullest, & leave the world with something great. Just like Guru. These are the words that I manifest……I manifest! Jump into today’s BLITZ!

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