Update 20 (Gang Starr, JMT, R.A. the Rugged Man)

Today is about the group Gang Starr consisting of MC Guru and DJ Premier. The group Gang Starr was founded in 1985 by Guru with various DJ's and Producers. In 1989 they split up and only Guru continued with the name Gang Starr, DJ Premier (Waxmaster C back then) joined with him and together they continued Gang Starr. They helped pioneer the New York hip-hop music.
In february 2010 Guru suffered a heart attack and went into a coma.
On April 19, 2010 he died. May he rest in peace.
Gang Starr - Who's Gonna Take The Weight
Gang Starr - No More Mr Nice Guy
Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth
Gang Starr- Discipline
Situations like this, will make you think twice,
That's why instead of preaching death in my songs, I breath life, 

Jedi Mind Tricks (JMT) Always great tracks, I'm a major fan of their work. AotP (Army of the Pharaohs) was founded by JMT's MC Vinnie Paz (formerly Ikon the Verbal Hologram) JMT consisted of Ikon, Jus Allah and producer Stoupe the enemy of Mankind. Jus Allah split with the group but kept making tracks with them in AotP.

Jedi Mind Tricks - Black Winter Day
Jedi Mind Tricks - Uncommon Valor (feat. R.A. the Rugged Man)
Even though it's a JMT track, R.A. was legendary here imo.
The story he tells is based on his father's war stories in Vietnam.
The story being true makes it so much realer plus the way he spits this track is just

27 opmerkingen:

  1. Loving your posts! Moment of Truth is awesome

  2. uncommon valor.. shows me they havent lost it

  3. Uncommon Valor by Jedi Mind Tricks is a great song. Their words are as true then as they are now, maybe even more.
    Nice post!

  4. I loved gang star, I was soo bummed when he passed

  5. RIP GURU....Moment of Truth is one of my all time favs

  6. JMT is pretty good. I have two of his albums.