It was 2010 when the world lost GURU, one of HipHop’s most important voices. The legendary emcee was known for always dropping jewels about the streets and taking the right path in life. It’s been 16 years since Gang Starr released any music but GURU’s Gang Starr partner, the legendary DJ Premier keep his legacy alive with the help of J. Cole on the single, “Family and Loyalty”. In the video, they’re joined by Guru’s 19-year-old son Keith Casim, handing out diamonds to friends and family in Harlem.
“[Casim] made me feel like Guru was there with me,” Premier wrote in a press release. “It was real important to me to have Guru’s son be a major focus of the video. Keith is starting to really understand the legacy his father left behind and the whole team is sharing so many stories with him. We are honest with him, how much fun Guru and I had, the bad times, we are not sugarcoating anything; we want him to know his Father.”
It was refreshing to here GURU spitting and dropping jewels once again. It made me wan to play Gang Starr’s whole catalog today. And salute to J.Cole for representing on the song.
Rumor has it that Premier will be releasing a new Gang Starr album. That would be awesome!