It's not where you're from, it's where you're at. Two talents from completely different locales, combined to make one of the essential groups of hip hop lore. They.were.perfect.together. Preemo's cuts were the definition of east coast boom bap, but if you listen close enough, you could still hear that southern soul. Guru with his calm delivery, his viewpoints of the world around him, the wisdom he shared, made for classic material as Gang Starr. I miss his voice in the culture. Individually they made name for themselves obviously, with all of Preemo's production and features, and Guru's notable Jazzmatazz series. But together, they were a whole different animal. "In Memory Of" is bare bones honest about life and death. No repetitive catch phrases. No yelling. No overly complicated rhyme scheme to show how many words he can fit into a bar. Just truth, from the heart, to the heart. I'd put money on someone different playing this song everyday in Baltimore. The city's hurting. "If we don't build, we'll be destroyed... Without love we won't exist..." Couldn't say it better.
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Album: Moment Of Truth
Artist: Gang Starr
Song: In Memory Of
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