Gang Starr – Family and Loyalty Ft. J. Cole

In Hip Hop by James Wijesinghe

It’s been sixteen years since Gang Starr‘s last single. After the tragic passing of Guru, fans’ dreams of a return were truly slashed. However, DJ Premier has resurrected his iconic lyricist for the inspiring new track, ‘Family and Loyalty’. Flipping the phrase ‘diamonds are forever’, the pair argue that the most valuable diamonds can’t be bought: “Diamonds are forever like family and loyalty / Or real rap songs like ’C.R.E.A.M.‘ or ‘My Melody‘.” They enlist one of the industry’s most pricey features, J. Cole, for a skippy flow focused on the importance of meaning over money. For a timeless tune with an old skool flavour, stream ‘Family and Loyalty’ everywhere now.

@gangstarr / @realcoleworld