DJ Premier sounded the horn on Wednesday (September 18) with a curious Instagram post alluding to a new Gang Starr album. The seasoned producer shared a video clip of a telephone (yes, an actual landline) and a message from Nas.
“Yo Premier, what up man, it’s your man Nas,” he says. “Is it true there’s a new Gang Starr album? That’s crazy, man. Let me know. Alright, chill.”
Preemo coupled the clip with “I Gotta Call @nas” in the caption.
The legendary Hip Hop duo was comprised of the late Guru and DJ Premier, leading many to wonder how it’s possible there’d be a new Gang Starr project with one-half of the group no longer here.
Guru went into cardiac arrest and slipped into a coma in February 2010. He died less than two months later at the age of 48.
The pioneering MC, whose 1993 Jazzmatazz debut was one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with Hip Hop production and rapping, made seven albums under the Gang Starr moniker, including 1998’s Moment Of Truth.
If a new Gang Starr album is on the horizon, it’s a longtime coming. Shortly after Guru’s death, Premier told the Examiner, “Absolutely, absolutely we will [hear unreleased Gang Starr tracks].”