Fresh single off The Feeling Of Flying LP.
Few hip-hop groups have crafted a sound as instantly recognizable as Gang Starr. Whether it’s Guru’s comforting, gravely baritone or the beats DJ Premier handcrafted using samples and his signature bounce, once they arrived on the scene in the late ’80s rap fans knew they found something special. Throughout their 14-year career, the group reached the highest highs and the lowest lows. There were classic albums and there were fist fights. There were tracks where it seemed that Guru and Premo were tailor made for each other and there were times when one or the other were on the verge of leaving the group.
Despite their sometimes rollercoaster-esque relationship, fans overwhelmingly remember the group for the endless amount of classic material they delivered, particularly albums like Step in the Arena, Daily Operation, and Hard to Earn. Tragically, Gang Starr’s story ended too soon. In April, 2010, Guru passed away after an extended battle with cancer. If he was still with us, Guru would have turned 53-years-old today. To celebrate his life and legacy, we put together 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Gang Starr.
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The original location of Fat Beats launched on July 14, 1994 which means FB just turned 20 years old! Business was doing so well 2 years in that Joseph Abajian decided to move the store from it’s small 9th St. basement space into a 2nd floor location on 6th Avenue. August 1996 (day?) was the grand opening of the 406 6th Avenue location. It was also the beginnings of our independent movement which had recently started bubbling about a year before.
Yesterday I started converting old Hi8 video tapes to DVD and came across some interesting footage from that day. Now we had a lot of the usual suspects in the place that day such as ILL BILL, Arsonists, Lord Finesse, Adagio, Breeze Brewin, A.L. Skills, Percee P, J-Live, Mr. Live, Chino XL, Al Tariq, Black Attack, Xzibit, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Rawcotiks, Ak Skills, Rob Swift, Roc Raida, DJ Spinna and many, many more. But what took me by surprise was the appearance of this 19-year-old kid who at that time nobody knew. At least in NYC.
Summer 2014 is here and it’s only right for Cookin’ Soul to release their 4th dedication mixtape
to the hottest season of the year!
A curated selection of Slow Soulful Jams, Warm Funk, Hot Disco and Spanish and Brazilians sizzling vibes…
The perfect blend to mix with sunshine, terrace, pool and a refreshing cocktail.
Proud to announce “Realla” as the first single off my upcoming mini album “Desiderium,” which is the first record to be released by my new label, Young Art.
Another Installment of DJ Beanz Mixshow/Mixtape Series Reigning Real – Episode 143 Catch Reigning Real With DJ Beanz Every Saturday on SwurvRadio.com from 9-10pm EST/6-7pm PST