It has been 20 years since the last official Gang Starr album and somehow a Guru verse over a Premier beat is still so relevant and timeless. The internet has been a buzz since DJ Premier dropped the latest Gang Starr single “Family and Loyalty” with a fire verse from J.Cole.
DJ Premier called in to Sway In The Morning to talk about how the song and feature came about.
What makes this moment even more special is that it may be the last time we hear J. Cole featured on anyone else’s track. After the release of “Family and Loyalty”, Cole releases the following tweet.
This a honor to be on this song. NEW Gang Starr 🤯🤯🤯🤯 💎💎💎💎— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 20, 2019
This is the last feature you’ll hear from me. Thank you to everybody I got to work with during this run. 🙏🏿@REALDJPREMIER This song a classic, thank you. RIP GURUhttps://t.co/MMBI5Z2Fcq
So if this is the last feature from Cole on a new track from Gang Starr, it has to be an instant classic.