My head has been on a crazy hip hop kick lately. Due to a colleague and friend of mine that hangs out in our DJ room, I’ve recently started going back and listening to a lot of old school ’90s rap. Gang Starr was one of my favorites back then, I love Guru’s voice and DJ Premier’s tracks are still top tier even by today’s standards.
Gang Starr has also been in my head a bit due to the recent news that all of the episodes of the upcoming Netflix/Marvel series Luke Cage will be named after Gang Starr songs, which is absolutely awesome. I can’t wait to see what “You know my Steez” is about.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Last time I heard it: Last week in the aforementioned DJ room
Honorable mention today goes out to “Oh No” by Mos Def, Nate Dogg and Pharoahe Monch. At first I woke up with Mos Def’s line “I’m harder to y’all because I’m smarter than y’all” but Full Clip was the first that coalesced into an actual song.