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Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rapper Dapper Snapper”

Edwin Birdsong passed last Monday at the age of 77. And I know it's a funny thing to furrow my brow over when I'm eulogizing…
Nate Patrin | January 28, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Summer Madness”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 17, 2018 - 12:50 pm

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

More Gang Starr stories

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

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Summer Madness”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 17, 2018 - 12:50 pm