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The Anniversary

Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter Turns 20

Two nights before his 30th birthday, Jay-Z was out in the club, acting like he had nothing to lose. Jay was at the Kit Kat…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2019 - 11:57 am

Status Ain't Hood

Tierra Whack Gamed The System

For a while, it looked like Twitter fiction was going to be a thing. As early as 2009, a writer named Matt Stewart self-published The
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2018 - 11:34 am

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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Run The Jewels – “Ooh LA LA” (Feat. DJ Premier & Greg Nice)

At one point Run The Jewels promised RTJ4 would be out before Coachella. Thanks to coronavirus, Coachella is postponed, and the rest of the music…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Gang Starr – “Bad Name (Remix)” (Feat. Method Man & Redman)

Gang Starr, the duo of Guru and DJ Premier, were one of the defining New York rap groups of the '90s, and they remain the…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2020 - 11:19 am

Gang Starr – “Bad Name”

A few weeks ago, we got the first new track from Gang Starr -- the duo of DJ Premier and Guru -- in 16 years,…
James Rettig | October 18, 2019 - 12:32 am

Gang Starr – “Family And Loyalty” (Feat. J. Cole)

Nearly a full decade after Guru's death in 2010, Gang Starr are returning. DJ Premier teased a new Gang Starr album earlier this week with…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2019 - 12:24 am

Sounding Board

The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Royce Da 5’9″‘s Funkmanster Flex Freestyle Is Amazing

Back in December, Black Thought, longtime voice of the Roots, popped up with a long freestyle for Funkmaster Flex and promptly set the internet on…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2018 - 1:55 pm

DJ Premier – “Our Streets” (Feat. A$AP Ferg)

DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg have teamed up for "Our Streets," the first single to be released on former Gang Starr manager's Patrick Moxey's's newly…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2017 - 8:17 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Welcome To Rap’s Well-Connected Old-Man Era

It used to be a truism: Rap fans are fickle. Rap fans don't take care of their elder statesmen. Rap fans are only after what's…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2017 - 11:55 am

DJ Premier – “My Space Baby” (Feat. Cherub) Video

Earlier this year, DJ Premier, one of the greatest rap producers who has ever lived, teamed up with Miguel for "2 Lovin U," an alternate…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2017 - 12:41 pm

Status Ain't Hood

What Will Become Of Ja Rule?

I once saw Ja Rule scream "It's Murda!" in an elevator. About 12 years ago, when I'd first moved to New York and gone to…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2017 - 11:01 am

DJ Premier & Miguel – “2 Lovin U” Video

When Miguel started working on his great 2015 album Wildheart, he hit the studio with DJ Premier, formerly one half of Gang Starr and arguably…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2017 - 11:28 am

DJ Premier & Miguel – “2 Lovin U”

When Miguel was working on his sophomore album, 2015's great Wildheart, he recorded one track with DJ Premier, formerly half of Gang Starr and one…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2017 - 9:19 am

Hear DJ Premier Sample South Park On A Remix Of Desiigner’s “Tiimmy Turner”

Desiigner's recent single "Tiimmy Turner" referenced one animated TV show in The Fairly OddParents, and a new remix from DJ Premier references a very different…
Peter Helman | August 30, 2016 - 7:41 pm
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