Gang Starr Announces First New Album In 16 Years, Shares New Song
The album is titled, One of the Best Yet.
Titled One of the Best Yet, the album’s 16 tracks are produced solely by DJ Premier and features J. Cole, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, M.O.P. and others. Premier started working on the album in September 2017 (seven years after Guru’s death) while an urn with Guru’s ashes sat atop his production console.
“I never lost faith, or wavered. I still felt it inside of me, it just happened to be nine years later (after Guru’s passing),” Premier said in a press release for the album. “We all want the things we want right now, but I am a patient guy. I hung in there and I just kept believing.”
“This album means everything to me. It’s a continuation of what I never wanted to end,” Premier added. “It’s a very foreign place for me and very emotional. I get happy, sad, excited; my feelings are kind of all over the place. But predominantly, just very happy to be making music with Guru again.”
Along with the album’s announcement, Gang Starr has shared another track from the album titled “Bad Name.”
One of the Best Yet is expected to drop November 1, 2019. Check out the tracklist below.
1. The Sure Shot (Intro)
2. Lights Out feat. M.O.P.
3. Bad Name
4. Hit Man feat. Q-Tip
5. What’s Real feat. Group Home & Royce Da 5’9”
6. Keith Casim Elam (Interlude)
7. From A Distance feat. Jeru The Damaja
8. Family and Loyalty feat. J. Cole
9. Get Together feat. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott
10. NYGz/GS 183rd (Interlude)
11. So Many Rappers
12. Business Or Art feat. Talib Kweli
13. Bring It Back Here
14. One Of The Best Yet (Big Shug Interlude)
15. Take Flight (Militia Pt. 4) feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx
16. Bless The Mic