DJ Premier has released the first Gang Starr album in 16 years. The album is called One of the Best Yet, and it’s the first official release from the legendary group since The Ownerz in 2003.
READ: DJ Premier Reveals How He Got the Guru Vocals for Upcoming Gang Starr Album One of the Best Yet
According to an article in the New York Times articles, DJ Premier constructed the album using isolated vocals DJ Solar was holding on to. (Although Premier and Solar were not on speaking terms, the two were able to work out a deal; even though, now, Solar says he believes he deserves production credit and wants to be added to the album’s credits.)
It took Premier 18 months to craft the album using these vocals. The album features verses from J. Cole, Q-Tip, M.O.P., Royce 5’9, Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx, Jeru The Damaja, Group Home, and more.
READ: DJ Premier Reveals the “Emotional” Process of Producing Gang Starr’s First Single in 16 Years
Stream One of the Best Yet below. (Or if you want the physical, cop it on vinyl here.)
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