The Primer Series

The Primer: 10 Gang Starr Songs Everyone Should Know

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/gang-starr-primer-lead.jpg"></a>Words By <a href="https://twitter.com/preezydakid">Preezy Da Kid</a> | Intro By <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/author/greg-whitt">Greg Whitt</a> An emcee from Boston and a DJ from Texas helped define New York Hip-Hop forever.

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Marco Polo Feat. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier – “G.U.R.U.”

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Seeing as how Guru held down Hip-Hop down so heavy, it's only right hip-hop holds him back down with tribute tracks like Marco Polo's "G.

Music

The iPod Shuffle – Gang Starr’s “Comin’ For Datazz”

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"Who's that lurkin in the dark with the hoodie strapped, Puffin on a blizz, mellow meditating black.

Music

Crooked I – Hip-Hop Weekly Reloaded #1

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2008/04/fin-crooked-i-hip-hop-weekly-52"> Wednesday's aren't just for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/5-comic-books-youre-not-too-cool-to-love">comic books</a> any more.

The iPod Shuffle

De La Soul – “Patti Dooke”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/03/de-la-soul-breakadawn-video"> Taking the circuitous route, I just finished reading Fred Wesley's autobio, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hit-Me-Fred-Recollections-Sideman/dp/0822335484">Hit Me Fred</a> so that may partially be the reason "Patti Dooke" is making an appearance.

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Mike Bigga Salutes Guru

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<a href="http://highofflife.com/videos/hip-hop-docktrine-exclusive-in-the-lab-with-mike-bigga-killer-mike"> "And letters from a dead man I do not trust..." Upon another's death, everyone has got their opinion, their dedication & attempt to add brevity to a situation. Especially in rap, the R.I.P. movement has been one filled with trite remembrances that lack a real connection with the dead. That's where esteemed gentleman Bigga comes in with his accurate assessment of <a href="http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.1535/title.tasha-denham-just-to-get-a-rep">the sh#tstorm</a> surrounding the death of Keithy E.

#APPLE

4.26 The Cooler

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Innocence Five Best Music Discovery Services [Lifehacker] 10 Rock Songs Over 10 Minutes Long [Listverse] Dame Dash, Marc Ecko Host Fundraiser For Kevin Powell's Bid For Office [AHH] Best Goal Celebration Ever [With Leather] The Roots Announce New Features For How I Got Over [OkayPlayer] Hectic [...].

Music

DJ Premier – Keith “Guru” Elam Tribute Mix

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/gang-starr"> Regardless on what side you took surrounding the events leading up to his declining health and ultimate demise, Hip-Hop shed their collective tears just <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/rapper-guru-of-gang-starr-dies">five days ago when it lost a pillar</a> of its storied foundation in Keith "Guru" Elam, due to cancer.

#SNL

The Week That Was: The RIP Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/lebron-dunks-on-james-johnson"> -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/rapper-guru-of-gang-starr-dies">Guru's</a> passing put a damper on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/420">4:20</a> and perhaps added incentive for countless fans to "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvHJQQyRmjI">Take Two And Pass</a>" with his spirit in mind.

SMOKE BREAK

RIP Guru

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<a href="http://bit.ly/a3tAMd"> Not much to say here that wasn't <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/get-well-soon-guru">said previously</a>.

XXL Freshman

The Week That Was: The #drakewasfabstruecompetition Edition

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-- Fab may be grooming baby Los to be the successor to his throne, but he found <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/download-drake-over">Drake's "Over"</a> to be a worthy opponent for <a href="http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23over">trending</a> <a href="http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23thereisnocompetition">topic</a> supremacy on Thursday when he finally got around to dropping the second installment in his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/download-fabolous-and-dj-drama-the-funeral-service-there-is-no-competition-2">No Competition series</a>.

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Get Well Soon, Guru

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"Gotti*, Can we get a Guru post.

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6.25 The Cooler

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Diamond Coleman Brings The Thickness On Thursday TV Everywhere Is Comcast And Time Warner’s Answer To Free Internet Video [Tech Crunch] Remember When...People Wore FUBU? [Broken Cool] Top Ten Songs to Fight To [Gunaxin] Celebs Respond to Perez Getting Punched [Celeb Jihad] Nike, NBA HOF, [...].

Solar

“Own Worst Enemy” – Review Of Guru 8.0: Lost & Found

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Six years removed from the last Gang Starr project, it's quite clear there won't be a follow-up anytime soon.

VIDEOS

Video: Guru & “Super-Producer” Solar Say Southern Rap Is Not Hip-Hop

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It doesn't take much to ridicule Guru and "Super-Producer" Solar these days.

Solar

Guru – “Divine Rule” Video

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Produced By "Super-Producer" Solar Previously Posted -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/04/guru-fastlane">Premier Must Be Proud…</a>.

Solar

Premier Must Be Proud…

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It's something every Gang Starr fan must experience to realize it's OVER.

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“The Moment Of Truth”

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We have been <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=4170">here before</a>.

Notable Quotables

’98 Notable Quotable – Freddie Foxxx From “I Luv”

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I love beats that are hardcore, dirty and raw I love takin' niggas burners when they scared to draw I love plottin' on my enemies, I love to attack I love beatin' niggas down when they rhymes is whack I love.

Premier

“Robbin Hood Theory…”

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I was going to come in here & tell you to listen to <a href="http://rapidshare.com/files/111900907/Hard_to_Earn.rar">Gang Starr's Hard To Earn</a> today, but then I was torn and decided to go with Moment Of Truth instead.


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