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The illustrious Gangstarr Foundation (minus Melachi The Nutcracker and Big Shug) interview with Fab 5 Freddy from a control room of D&D studios in 1994, right on the brink of Jeru’s classic debut LP release, “The Sun Rises In The East”. I was super amped to catch this episode in the midst of Gangstarr’s rise as an emerging creative force and defining element of hip hop, with side production work from Premier accompanied by the excellent album “Hard To Earn”.
The dark figure seated in the background behind the Yamaha DX7 keyboard is none other than The Guru. In this episode of Yo! MTV Raps, and at this stage of his career he seemed more like an overseer of the rest of the crew, an artist who paved the way for all this greatness through dedication, past classic albums and hard work.
Parts 1 and 3 coming soon!

Download part 2 of the show here.

Thanks to JR of Collectors Item.


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  2. Michael on November 04, 2013

    A Black figure has paved the way, overseeing the elemental forces of the dark side, I have created in my background, through dedication and hard work.