DJ Premier, according to an interview with XXL Mag, is assembling a new Gang Starr album, after the rapping half of the group Guru died this year.
Premier will, apparently, use “Guru verses from all over the world” on this record. “There are guys in Europe who say that they have seven or eight … It’s songs he did with them and they never finished it and they said I can have them. They reached out and were like, As long as you’re doing it. You can have the vocals. They are all brand new, from like a year and a half ago. I listened to them and I’ll make them shits sound like we were together. Well, we will be together because spiritually, he’s with me for the rest of my life.”
There will also be a DVD release with exclusive archival footage of Gang Starr, a group that got its start in the 80’s.
“I have footage from the very first show we ever performed,” Premier claims. “It was Ice-T, Queen Latifah and Monie Love. She was in the bathroom nervous trying to remember her rhymes for ‘Ladies First.’ Special Ed told her it would be ok and then Monie Love killed it. It was us, Tribe, Latifah and then Ice-T. Ice T introduced me to a DAT machine. I was like, ‘Wow.’ This was 1989. I have that tape.”
“I’m putting together a Gang Starr DVD because I’ve been filming since 1989,” he continued. “I did all the filming until 1993. Then I started bringing guys with me. I have hundreds and hundreds of tapes of me and Guru arguing in the airport. Him and Shug fighting. Guru tried fighting everyone. Now, you look at it and it’s like, Damn, I miss that.”