Ma$e, Guru & Blinky Blink – Tim Westwood Freestyle (1998)

Thursday, July 28th, 2016


Damn, I don’t think I even knew this existed. The unlikely trio of Ma$e, the late great Guru and Harlem World’s Blinky Blink share the mic on this rare 1998 freestyle on Tim Westwood’s show. Betha and Blink take up most of the bars but the master of the monotone gets his too over the “Been Around The World” remix instrumental.

Listen below.

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Guru & Common – Tim Westwood Freestyle (2000)

Thursday, April 21st, 2016


This week marks 6 years since we lost the legend Keith “Guru” Elam. To mark the anniversary of his passing, Westwood has unearthed a #veryrare freestyle from him and Common circa 2000. Continue below to hear them go back and forth over Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” instrumental.

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Video: The Making of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

For their latest installment of the ‘Magnum Opus’ series, Complex speaks with DJ Premier, Big Shug, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Noah Callahan-Bever, Chairman Mao, Stretch Armstrong and several others about one of the greatest Rap songs of ALL TIME, Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”.

We spoke to Preemo about the making of Hard To Earn last year, be sure to check that out below.

Previously: The Making of Gang Starr’s Hard to Earn with DJ Premier

DJ Premier x Gangstarr – True Heads Merch Mix

Friday, October 24th, 2014


Today DJ Premier announces the launch of the Gangtarr online webshop, which features a bunch of items from the official merch line of one of the greatest Rap duos in history. Click here to peruse the stock. In honor of the launch, he put together The True Heads Merch Mix, a collection of Gangstarr standouts and rarities assembled by the very man who laid the tracks.

Listen below.

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Mr. Cee’s Guru Tribute Mix

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Cee’s tribute to the late Keith Elam. RIP Guru.

Spotted: Miss Info

Previously: Guru – “Moment of Truth” (Unreleased Interview) | Marco Polo ft. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier – G.U.R.U.

Video: Guru – “Moment of Truth” (Unreleased Interview)

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Here’s a previously unreleased interview with Guru filmed in 2008-2009 by Matt Hobbs of Vital Films. It features interview and freestyle clips as well as footage of Guru visiting kids in the Denever Juvenile Detention system.

Says Matt about the footage:

Back in late 2008 and early 2009 we had the the biggest privilege to be able to spend some time with Guru before he passed away. At the time we did not know he had such a shot time left with the world, it just was the biggest opportunity we ever imagined to be apart of. After his passing, we respectively sent all the footage to his family and assumed that we would never put the content out. But now that its been a few years, we feel obligated to share everything that Guru opened up to us…to you.

We’re truly honored and privileged to present Guru, in one more “Moment Of Truth”.

Additionally, hit the jump to check out a rare EPK for Gangstarr’s Step In The Arena LP that was recently digitized.

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Video: Unreleased Guru + DJ Premier Footage

Friday, November 4th, 2011

In 1999, German rapper SPAX was supporting GANG STARR’s European “Moment of Truth” tour, which led to a collaboration with GURU for SPAX’ album “Engel & Ratten”, released in 2003 by Universal Music.

The song “Träume” (“Dreams”) has now been remixed for this video release including unreleased video material which was filmed by SPAX on the “Moment of Truth” tour and the recording sessions in New Yorks D&D Studio.

Paying tribute to one of the finest MCs in the game. Rest in peace, Guru.

Big Shug – We Miss You (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Big Shug pays tribute to Guru ahead of what would have been his 50th birthday this coming Sunday.

Download: Link

Previously: DJ Premier’s Guru Tribute Mix (Live on Hot 97)

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

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Here is the full 2 hour Guru tribute mix that Flex invited Premier up to Hot 97 to spin last night. In addition to the actual mix itself, Premier and Flex also took time to do a bunch of on-air reminiscing, so it’s definitely worth the listen for that stuff alone.

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

Props: Flex

Also, hit the jump for a super rare video  interview Guru did with Freedom Radio back in 1995.

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Craig G ft. Guru – Coming To Get You (Unreleased) + Mr. Cee’s Tribute Mix

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Hard to believe it’s been a year since Guru left us in the physical form. Craig G drops a previously unreleased track featuring the fallen legend.

Craig G ft. Guru – Coming To Get You (Unreleased) | Nukeshare

Also, Mr. Cee went in with a Guru tribute mix on today’s Old School @ Noon.

Download: Mr. Cee’s Guru Tribute Mix (April 19th, 2011)

Props: Rap Radar

Previously: DJ Premier Remembers Guru