Gang Starr is back with a new joint, Family and Loyalty featuring rapper, J. Cole.
2019 has been both shocking, surprising and a huge blessing in the music world. We’ve seen surprising collaborations and releases from various acts, and it’s been a joy to encounter. Now, hip-hop duo, Gang Starr is back and we can’t keep calm. They got a legendary rapper with them, on their new drop, J. Cole.
For about 16 years, the duo which consists of DJ Premier and MC Guru (late) has not released an album. The new song, Family and Loyalty is their first in a really long while. According to new info, the duo is gearing towards the release of its new album all with the help of iconic rapper, Nas. Apparently, this new Jam is the lead single off the project.
The shocking thing about this new release is, Guru is late, has been since 2010. The new song features previously recorded verses from the late rapper with production from DJ premier of course, and contribution from the Middle Child rapper.
Premier hinted at the release of the new project earlier on in the week. The rapper posted a clip on his Instagram account which featured a voicemail from American rapper, Nas asking “Is it true there’s a new Gang Starr album? That’s Crazy, man. Let me know, man”. He captioned it, “I Gotta Call @nas…”
The duo’s last album, The Ownerz was released in 2003. On the new song, Guru raps “Diamonds are forever like family and loyalty / Or real rap songs like ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ or ‘My Melody’.