DJ Premier Plans To Release New Gang Starr Album x DVD | News

During the months following 19th April 2010, the entire Hip Hop community, DJs, artists, producers journalists and fans a like, mourned the untimely passing of one of Hip Hop’s most revered MCs, Guru. One half of the legendary Gang Starr, Guru, born Keith Edward Elam, went into cardiac arrest on 28th February 28 2010 and passed away after losing his battle with Cancer.

Not only was this a bitter pill to swallow with the knowledge of how the devil himself Solar treated Guru’s family, including DJ Premier, during the last few months, weeks and days of Guru’s life but it was also upsetting for many Hip Hop fans as for years there had been rumors of Guru and DJ Premier teaming back up again to record an album together. With Guru’s death all hope of hearing him spit some universal unlimited gifted rhymes over Primo beats were dashed.

However… In a recent interview with XXL, Primo revealed that he has about an album’s worth of unreleased Gang Starr songs, and is planing on compiling that and video footage for a commercial release. Thank You Jesus!

According to Preem, he has at least five songs with Guru, and there are people overseas that are willing to give him around eight songs to remix. “There are guys in Europe who say that they have seven or eight,” he said. “It’s songs he did with them and they never finished it and they said I can have them. They reached out and were like, As long as you’re doing it. You can have the vocals. They are all brand new, from like a year and a half ago. I listened to them and I’ll make them shits sound like we were together. Well, we will be together because spiritually, he’s with me for the rest of my life.”

Along with the CD of new music, he is currently editing thousands of hours of video footage that he plans to put together for an accompanying DVD. “I have footage from the very first show we ever performed,” he shared. “It was Ice-T, Queen Latifah and Monie Love. She was in the bathroom nervous trying to remember her rhymes for ‘Ladies First.’ Special Ed told her it would be ok and then Monie Love killed it. It was us, Tribe, Latifah and then Ice-T. Ice T introduced me to a DAT machine. I was like, ‘Wow.’ This was 1989. I have that tape.”

“I’m putting together a Gang Starr DVD because I’ve been filming since 1989,” he continued. “I did all the filming until 1993. Then I started bringing guys with me. I have hundreds and hundreds of tapes of me and Guru arguing in the airport. Him and Shug fighting. Guru tried fighting everyone. Now, you look at it and it’s like, Damn, I miss that.”

Rest In Beautiful Peace… Guru