Premier’s Hot97 Tribute to Guru

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Primo stopped Hot97 for Flex’s show for a short tribute to his late friend, Guru, on the 1-year anniversary of his passing.  I don’t need to get into the impact of Gangstarr at this moment, you should already know.  Here’s the 2-hour mix broken up into parts. Via FF & NR.

 

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) Pt. 1

 

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) Pt. 2

 

DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97) Pt. 3

 

 

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Posted on April 22nd, 2011

Crooked I – Hip-Hop Weekly returns

From 2007-2008, Crooked I blessed the internets each week with a new freestyle over beats of his choice, some requested by fans for him to spit over.  Now that Slaughterhouse has been released, Crooked I has resurrected his weekly treat for all of us.  First up to bat, a freestyle of Mass Appeal. I think a very fitting tribute.  Listen up and learn. Source.

Crooked I – Mass Appeal (Hip-Hop Weekly Reloaded #1)

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Posted on August 13th, 2010

Greg Nice: Hip-HopDX Interview

I was never a big Greg Nice fan. I like “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow” as much as any other Golden Era fan. And he definitely adds the energy to any song he’s on (i.e. Beatnuts) but it was cool to read this interview and get the retrospect from a man who  has lived through decades of hip-hop and kept his credibility and persona (unlike LL).  I didn’t realize the strong connection he had to 2Pac and his connection to some of hip-hop’s early heroes.  Its a good read. Interview after the jump.

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Posted on July 27th, 2010

RIP GURU – Gangstarr Vol. A-Z

Guru of Gangstarr passed away today.  One of the most pivotal duos of hip-hop, along with EPMD, they really changed the landscape of the hip-hop sound and my life personally.  Love Sick was the first of many Gangstarr records I considered personal classics.  Although, Guru’s music post-Gangstarr was not my favorite, I still respected the man and his legacy.  I bet no one is going to be playing tribute sets with 7 Solar Grand productions in them.  With his passing, I hope the groups that squabble over small beef get their act together – talking to you, Little Brother.

In honor of Guru, here are Gangstarr Remixes and Rarities Volume A-Z.  Close to 400 songs here!Links and Tracklisting after the jump. This list contains 26 volumes of rarities; it contains 99% of what Guru and DJ Premier have ever recorded (minus their official albums, of course). the only missing ones are only some guru productions and a couple of buckshot lefonque ones DJ Rremier produced. enjoy.

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Posted on April 20th, 2010

The Wake Up Show w/ Gangstarr

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I was able to track down an April 2003 Wake Up show w/ Guru and Premier on it. I didn’t hear this live but remember a few friends years ago discussing it on the internets.  This is right before The Ownerz album dropped, if I am not mistaken. They go over many a moments such as the demos and first starting to how Primo got his name.  OF course, they also cut up and mix all of the Gangstarr Classics.  Enjoy!

The Wake Up Show w/ Gangstarr – April 2003

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Posted on December 10th, 2009

Gangstarr – Non-Album Cuts (Pt. 2 of 2)

As promised but a little late, here are the rest of Gangstarr nonalbum cuts.  Too many gems that just require you to download and enjoy.  Tracklisting and links after the jump!

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Posted on December 3rd, 2009

Gangstarr – Non-Album cuts (Pt. 1 of 2)

After doing some e-digging last week for some Primo beats, I found some great catalogs of Primo beats online that were non-album cuts from Gangstarr.  I have most of these but wanted to share them with you!  I’ll post another 2 volumes tomorrow. Pass it along.

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Posted on November 24th, 2009

Primo’s Bakery – Mix

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Found this while searching on the webs.  I heard this awhile back (2002, I think) but never got the chance to download it.  Basically, a random DJ (show yourself, great mixer!) put together a blend of samples that Premier used for many of Gangstarr and other collabo’s great records.  So imagine what ?uestlove does in his DJ sets but focused on Primo.  That’s what you can expect. Friendly find.

Primo’s Bakery – Mix

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Posted on May 17th, 2009

5 Days of Gangstarr… Day 5

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Alrighty, we are done. Lots of download fun this week. You can thank us by telling a friend about KTL. If I missed any important remixes or Gangstarr songs, please post them in the Comments section. Volumes 21-25 complete the cypha… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on January 25th, 2008

5 Days of Gangstarr… Day 4

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Volumes 16 – 20. Good number of Jay-Z, MOP, and KRS-1 remixes and rarities here. Dopeness.

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Posted on January 24th, 2008