While on tour in Vancouver last month, the legendary DJ Premier sat down with Nardwuar the Human Serviette for an interview. As is always the case with Nardwuar, the result is as entertaining as it is informative. Check out the interview below.
Today marks the second anniversary of the legendary Gang Starr member's death. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Keith Edward Elam began his rap career under the moniker MC Keithy E, changing later to Guru. He founded Gang Starr in 1987, and went on to release six critically acclaimed albums from 1989 to 2003. Two of those albums, Moment of Truth and Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr, were certified gold in the United States. Guru also had own solo series with the Jazzmatazz albums.
On April 19, 2010, at the age of 48, Guru succumbed to cancer after being in a coma for nearly two months. He is dearly missed. His music continues to carry on his legacy. Photo credit to Felicia Zarzoso.
The legendary DJ Premier recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy Radio for Fireside Chat. In between telling his story, he spins some of his classics, including Gang Starr, Rakim, Jeru The Damaja, KRS-One, Nas, Jay-Z, Mos Def, and Notorious B.I.G. If you're into hip-hop history, this is definitely worth listening to. Stream the hour-long show below. Photo credit to Remy Bourdeau.