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Gang Starr Enlist J. Cole for First New Song in 16 Years

Seminal hip-hop duo Gang Starr return with new song “Family and Loyalty” featuring J. Cole.

On “Family and Loyalty,” the artists explore legacy and lasting resonance, which are in turn prescient and poignant themes particularly in light of Guru’s death.

“Diamonds are forever, like family and loyalty, or real rap songs like ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ or ‘My Melody,'” Guru raps on the hook, delivering his trademark silky flow over DJ Premier’s contemplative, laser-sharp scratching, cuts and jazzy and piano-tipped production.

Cole, who’d a thought you woulda been rhyming with ghosts?/Guru flows forever like a diamond that most/Could never afford the precious jewels,” he raps.

“That’s precisely why I’m blessing you with clear-cut messages/I’m destined to invest in urban sections where depression rules/I hope to hear the destitute before I leave this vestibule.”

“When it comes to this generation of emcees, ones that are lyrically on the level that Guru was on and someone that he would want to work with; Cole is that guy,” he said in a statement.

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