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Happy 54th Birthday to Super Producer DJ Premier!

On this day in Hip-Hop history, super producer and generational sound shaper DJ Premier was born in 1966. As a producer, DJ Premier has worked with Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Common, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, The Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Ludacris, Mos Def, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Immortal […]

Gang Starr Delivers New Album ‘One Of The Best Yet’

Hip-Hop heads have been buzzing about the new Gang Starr album since the release of the J. Cole assisted “Family and Loyalty” release. The day has officially come. One of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop has returned. DJ Premier and Guru right in line with what fans will want from the pairing. After Guru […]

J.Cole Says He Won’t Be Doing Anymore Guest Verses

J. Cole is retiring from doing guest verses.  In a tweet, while promoting his last feature on Guru’s song Gang Starr, he says it’s a wrap for this extensive feature run. This a honor to be on this song. NEW Gang Starr ???? ???? This is the last feature you’ll hear from me. Thank you to […]

Unreleased Guru/Gangstarr Music Unveiled by Producer Solar

This week marks the ninth anniversary of the passing of celebrated lyricist Guru of the legendary Gangstarr and his last creative partner, producer extraordinaire Solar, has offered up some unreleased Gangstarr music from Guru and Solar that Solar produced for the unreleased Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz albums. Guru passed away in 2010 from cancer, which was […]

Happy Birthday DJ Premier!

On this day in Hip Hop history, super producer and generational sound shaper DJ Premier was born in 1966. As a producer, DJ Premier has worked with Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Bun B, Common, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, Game, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, Ludacris, Mos Def, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Immortal […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Gangstarr’s Fourth LP ‘Hard To Earn’ Turns 25!

On this day a quarter century ago, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal aka Guru and DJ Premier dropped their fourth album aptly entitled Hard To Earn. As one of Gangstarr’s most circulated, but underrated projects, Hard To Earn, which was released on the Chrysalis/EMI imprint, set the pace for the Gangstarr sound and legacy. Exclusively produced […]

Solar Pens Tell-All Memoir About Guru in ‘Moment Of Truth’ Novel

Almost an entire decade after the untimely passing of Keith “Guru” Elam Jr., one of the founders of the legendary Hip Hop group Gangstarr, his legacy carries on through his music, but the controversy behind his death still haunts the Hip Hop community. As one of the game’s most prolific emcees, Guru’s artistry and image […]

Solar to Release Book About Gangstarr and Guru’s Controversial Death

With controversy still swirling around his name due to the questionable and untimely death of Keith Elam aka Guru of the legendary Gangstarr, Brooklyn producer Solar is penning a book about the questions everyone has been asking since he passed in 2010. After a few years out of the public eye due to his alleged […]

Malcolm X’s Top 10 Influences In Hip Hop Music

TheSource.com has put together a classic list honoring the legacy and works of the man who made intelligence cool in Hip Hop music Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little also known to many as El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. He […]