Back in September, and to the delight of many, DJ Premier took to his social media accounts to tease a new album from Gang Starr — the first since 2003’s The Ownerz — is on the horizon. Following that, a new single from the group, “Family & Loyalty” with J. Cole, hit the e-waves.
So, yes, in case you are still unsure, there will be a new album from Preemo and (the late) Guru: One of the Best Yet. A 16-track affair that comes equipped with an array of guests–including Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, Q-Tip, Royce 5’9, Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx, Group Home, and more.
And yes, there will be a new “Militia” track.
Even more, the album is coming sooner than you think: November 1st.
Ahead of the album’s drop, Gang Starr has shared the album’s second single “Bad Name.” Press play and pee the tracklist below.
- “The Sure Shot (Intro)”
- “Lights Out” f. M.O.P.
- “Bad Name”
- “Hit Man” f. Q-Tip
- “What’s Real” f. Group Home & Royce 5’9″
- “Keith Casim Elam (Interlude)”
- “From A Distance” f. Jeru the Damaja
- “Family & Loyalty” f. J. Cole
- “Get Together” f. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott
- “NYGz/GS 183rd (Interlude)”
- “So Many Rappers”
- “Business Or Art” f. Talib Kweli
- “Bring It Back Here”
- “One Of The Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)”
- “Take Flight (Militia pt.4)” f. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx
- “Bless the Mic”