Hitting upon his perfect meld of street-tough gangsterism and hook-heavy commerciality, ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ turned Jay Z into a superstar.
Guru and DJ Premier are among hip-hop’s most iconic duos, with albums like ‘Hard To Earn’ and songs like ‘Mass Appeal.’ Here are their best songs.
Common hit reset on hip-hop with his ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ album, paying tribute to the black trailblazers who came before him.
The track features a never before heard verse from late Gang Starr member MC Guru and appears on the group’s instrumental album ‘One of the Best Yet.’
In their historic return to Def Jam Recordings, the group’s new album will feature the Beastie Boys, Nas, George Clinton, among many others.
Trailing the new record, the hip-hop pioneers' new single, 'Bad Name' is released today.
“This record means so much to me. It’s a continuation of what I never wanted to end” DJ Premier says of the track.
Gang Starr laid the blueprint for grassroots hip-hop and all stayed true to their mission of being “dedicated ministers of underground sound”.
Jeru The Damaja's confident and coolly crafted 1966 album 'Wrath Of The Math' made No.3 on the hip-hop chart and Top 40 on 'Billboard'.
Hip-hop had waited four years for 'Moment Of Truth', an album on which everything Gang Starr strove for is present and utterly correct.