Sunday, April 19, 2020

Gang Starr Appreciation Day (R.I.P. Guru, 10th Ann.)


Today marks the 10th anniversary of Guru's passing, and DJ Premier has declared it Gang Starr Appreciation Day! Premo did a live DJ set celebrating the legacy of Gang Starr - an ALL Guru set - on IG Live. In animated fashion, DJ Premier took to his tools - his instruments - the 1s and 2s, and in animated fashion, ran through classics, features, obscure B-sides and lots more, honoring the life of his partner in Gang Starr, Guru. What we're witnessing amidst all this madness is the true humanity behind our legends and that no matter how the system tries to devalue music and make it disposable, we are absolutely nothing without art. It's our lifeblood. It marks time and moments in our lives better than anything else. It what makes us keep coming back for more and why we hold our favorites at such high regard. We lost Guru in the physical, but the legend's legacy lives on! R.I.P. Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal... and thank you, DJ Premier - for all that you do! Updated with the live video/audio from Gang Starr Appreciation Day! Watch below (while it's still available).