Guru and DJ Premier are in the studio preparing their first full-length Gang Starr album since 1998’s Moment of Truth.
“We’re in the works on Gang Starr,” Guru told MTV. “We’ve got like five joints done. We’re gonna have M.O.P. on there. I got one with Crumb Snatcha — he’s from Boston. We got another ‘Militia’ on there with Bumpy Knuckles and Big Shug. A couple of other special guests, but I don’t wanna mention too many. Possibly D’Angelo, though… There’s gonna be some rugged street joints, but everything’s got a message with Gang Starr. Gang Starr represents three things — street knowledge, intellect and spirituality.”
Old-school Gang Starr fans will recognize one of the group’s classics being used in an advertising campaign for the Air Jordan XVII that launched over the weekend. In a spot that began airing Sunday, Milwaukee Bucks guard Ray Allen shoots hoops as “Manifest” from 1989’s No More Mr. Nice Guy plays in the background. Los Angeles Clippers Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson will be featured in future commercials, which are being directed by Spike Lee.