When DJ Premier made that golden announcement, dropping hints that new material was on the way, the Hip Hop world was shaken up with excitement. He teased us even more with his, “I gotta call from Nas” post. Not long after, he stated that a brand new Gang Starr single for the first time in 16 years, “Family and Loyalty” was dropping, and would feature J.Cole. Everyone was eager to hear it, and, to add on to the excitement, we got blessed even more with a new video. We’re taken on a visual trip down memory lane, with clips from their past classic videos and various footage, as we listen to 2 special posthumous verses from our fallen soldier, Guru.
Cole is in the video as well, in the current scenes, along with Preem. The lyrics are powerful and the diamonds are a significant correlation to the concept of family and loyalty being forever. A full length project is expected but, while any further details have been obscure and under the wraps, we have this gem to be thankful for. Guru is truly missed, but Preem and Cole did an amazing tribute, making it clear that Gang Starr is still forever.