Gang Starr (DJ Premier and Guru) has announced its first album in 16 years titled One Of The Best. This will be the first album since 2003 The Ownerz and Guru”s untimely death in 2010.
Premo is carrying on the legacy of Guru and this ground-breaking hip-hop group. If you have ever seen Premo live, you know he still is here for Guru.
“I never lost faith, or wavered. I still felt it inside of me, it just happened to be nine years later (after Guru’s passing)” Premier commented in a statement. “We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy. I hung in there and I just kept believing.”
One Of The Best will feature some of the best in the business including Q-Tip, Royce Da 5’9”, Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo and more. The album will drop in two weeks on November 1. See the complete tracklist below and listed to the new single “Bad Name.” Fans can pre-order the LP here.
1. The Sure Shot (Intro)
2. Lights Out feat. M.O.P.
3. Bad Name
4. Hit Man feat. Q-Tip
5. What”s Real feat. Group Home & Royce Da 5’9”
6. Keith Casim Elam (Interlude)
7. From A Distance feat. Jeru The Damaja
8. Family and Loyalty feat. J. Cole
9. Get Together feat. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott
10. NYGz/GS 183rd (Interlude)
11. So Many Rappers
12. Business Or Art feat. Talib Kweli
13. Bring It Back Here
14. One Of The Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)
15. Take Flight (Militia Pt. 4) feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx
16. Bless The Mic