Nearly 10 years after his untimely death, the unmistakable voice of Guru is resurrected for a quintessential new Gang Starr track entitled “Family & Loyalty.”
Considering the acclaimed duo wasn’t on good terms at the time of Guru’s passing, many thought we’d never hear any further music. But Premier has apparently worked out any lingering legal issues and never wavered in hoping to bless fans with unheard gems like this.
“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)” Premier said. “We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy. I hung in there and I just kept believing.”
J. Cole was a strong pick for the guest spot and you can tell the Dreamville leader understood the importance of this moment. He starts off acknowledging the career success and the unbelievable feeling to be sharing a track with a legend like Guru.
J. Cole, who’da thought you woulda been rhymin’ with Ghost
Guru flows forever like a diamond
The most could never afford the precious jewels
That’s precisely why I’m blessin’ you with clear-cut messages
I’m destined to invest in urban sections where depression rules…
16 years after their last album, could this be the first salvo from a new Gang Starr project? Stay tuned…