Gang Starr have released One of the Best Yet, their first album in over 16 years.
The new 16-track record features previously unheard verses from the late MC Guru—who died in 2010—as well as contributions from Q-Tip, Royce Da 5’9”, Jeru the Damaja, Ne-Yo and more. The LP was previewed by “Family and Loyalty,” which features Dreamville head honcho J Cole, and “Bad Name.”
“This album means everything to me,” DJ Premier, the other member of Gang Starr, said in a press statement. “It’s a continuation of what I never wanted to end. It’s a very foreign place for me and very emotional. I get happy, sad, excited; my feelings are kind of all over the place. But predominantly, just very happy to be making music with Guru again.”
“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]. We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy,” Premier added.
Stream One of the Best Yet below: