Gang Starr pioneered the jazz rap movement with funky production scratched to perfection overlaid with raw bars and lessons of reality. As one of the hottest MC-producer duo’s to grace the industry, Gang Starr’s hits transport listeners into a sonic utopia. A 16 year hiatus left fans with a distant memory and old hits, but there were bigger plans in store. DJ Premier reconvened to shake the industry once again with the release of “One Of The Best Yet”. While he lost the legend Guru ten years prior, the record was a manifestation of Preme’s desire to further solidify the collective as the greatest.
“I never lost faith, or wavered. I still felt it inside of me. We all want the things we want right now, but I’m a patient guy. I hung in there and just kept believing.”– DJ Premier
Infinite Skills Create Miracles
Upon the one year anniversary of “One Of The Best Yet,” DJ Premier reintroduced the record as an instrumental. The record featured a new Gang Starr gem “Glowing Mic”. Today, they unite once again for the release of new single and visual titled “Glowing Mics” (Founders Remix). Guest starring one of the collective’s founding member Big Shug… The record reigns true to Gang Starr’s principles: family and loyalty laying at the core of their essence and longevity.
“Simply hearing Guru doing the “MC Gang Starr” hook on the original version. The fact that Guru and Shug are the founders of the name (Gang Starr) and the group. It made total sense for Shug to lay a verse about how the legacy is still preserved through us.”– DJ Premier
A Gang Starr Legacy
Like Family and Loyalty… furthering his father Guru’s legacy is his son Keith Casim. In similar fashion, KC has taken on a role in continuing his father’s legacy. KC has been very active in the Gang Starr collective, making in appearance in the visuals for: “Family and Loyalty” featuring J.Cole and “Bad Name” from “One Of The Best Yet”.
“I didn’t originally plan on doing a video for “Glowing Mics” (Founders Remix). I had a conversation with KC about the remix featuring a Big Shug verse and he suggested that he and Shug’s son (Trumayne) pay homage to their fathers with their respective roles; and he convinced me to get a video done. This video was created because I loved KC’s idea for the visual and once the decision was made… I visualized Spice Adams picking up where we left off with the “Bad Name” video and when I called him he was totally with it.”
Check out the visual for “Glow Mics” (Founders Remix”. The hit is available on all streaming platforms now!