Taking it back to rap's heyday with a list dedicated to Gang Starr record.
The celebration of 4/20 is generally a joyous one in the hip hop community, but the day before is always saddened by the anniversary of a legend's passing. Guru, of Gang Starr, passed away on April 19, 2010 after a fight with cancer, and from that day forward rap music has been without one of its brightest stars.
Together, Guru and production phenomenon DJ Premier formed Gang Starr. They had a great run of albums in the early 90s that helped mold the NYC rap scene, with tracks like "Jazz Thing," inspiring the merging of two genres, jazz and hip hop. They continued to release music into the late 90s and early 00s, with albums like Moment of Truth showcasing some of their best material to date.
Gang Starr dropped many jewels over the course of their twenty-year career, and today we throw it back to some of the best jams Guru and Premo ever collaborated on.