Update: DJ Premier Announces New Gang Starr Single with J. Cole

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Update: DJ Premier has announced that he is releasing a new Gang Starr single.

The song is called “Family and Loyalty” and it features J. Cole. Check out the cover and a snippet below.


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Excuse me?

On Tuesday, September 17th, DJ Premier sent out a cryptic tweet.

On Wednesday we got a hint about what he might be talking about.

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DJ Premier posted a video on his Instagram. The caption read “I Gotta Call @Nas.” And the video features a phone and message from Nas himself. In it, Nas said “Yo Premier, what up man, it’s your man Nas…Is it true there’s a new Gang Starr album?”

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I Gotta Call @nas…

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Guru, who was one half of Gang Starr, died in 2010. Before that, we hadn’t seen an official Gang Starr album since The Ownerz in 2003.

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