If you told 2003 me that I’d finally see an album from one of my favorite hip hop groups of all time after over 15 years, I probably wouldn’t believe you. Then again, I’m still holding out for a new Clipse album (no, I have not and won’t listen to Jesus Is King).
Alas, 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, the first single from the group, “Family & Loyalty” with J. Cole, hit the e-waves.
So finally, after all this time, a new album from Preemo and (the late) Guru has arrived: One of the Best Yet. A 16-track affair that also comes equipped with the project’s second single “Bad Name,” the legendary duo amass an array of guests to assist them throughout including Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, Q-Tip, Royce 5’9, Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx, and Group Home, among others.
Stream the final sendoff (or is it?), below.