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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Happy born Day Guru! Gangstarr all day on Fullblast Radio

Fullblast Radio has been kind to bless us with Guru music all day!!! Go to Fullblast Radio or click play on Off The Corner tolisten !! RIP to one of the best ever!!!


Monday, October 27, 2014

DJ Premier Launches Exclusive Gang Starr Clothing Line & New Gang Starr Mixtape

DJ Premier Launches Exclusive Gang Starr Clothing Line & New Gang Starr Mixtape

Gang Starr Clothing Line Available Only At PremierWuzHere.com

XXLmag.com Premiere

Gang Starr: “One Of The Best Yet”! DJ Premier

DJ Premier Launches Exclusive Gang Starr Clothing Line & New Gang Starr Mixtape

Today, with the help of XXLmag.com, DJ Premier launched a new Gang Starr clothing line, that is exclusive and only available at his web-portal PremierWuzhere.com. 

In addition to the Gang Starr clothing line launch, Preemo also cooked up a new Gang Starr mixtape (free download!!).  "This free download is for the true Gang Starr heads that not only love the classic singles, but love the rarely played album cuts, B-Sides, rare collabos and not your regularly mixed records” Premier states.  “We wanted something to go along with the launch of our Official Gang Starr Shop and we will continue to keep the legacy going.  Shouts to Guru and Lil Guru (KC), Lana, Justin, the whole Elam family and the Gang Starr Foundation for staying strong throughout the whole loss of our soldier, father, lyricist and MC. Love can never be shattered and that's what we bring everyday all day.”

To download/ stream DJ Premier’s Gang Starr mix and to view the new Gang Starr clothing line please visit: www.PremierWuzHere.com

(Link to DJ Premier’s Gang Starr Mix: http://premierwuzhere.com/gangstarr-mix.html)


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

J DILLA, PETE ROCK -THE YANCEY PHILLIPS PROJECT

J DILLA, PETE ROCK -THE YANCEY PHILLIPS PROJECT

DJ TIGER PRESENTS THE YANCEY PHILLIPS PROJECT: THE TRUEST HIP HOP ARTISTS BLENDED OVER J DILLA & PETE ROCK PRODUCTION FEAT MOS DEF,TALIB KWELI,JILL SCOTT, ANTHONY HAMILTON,BILAL,DWELE,THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES,WUTANG,MOBB DEEP,XZIBIT,J COLE, JAY ELECTRONICA,DJ PREMIER, COMMON, GURU, STYLES P, BUSTA RHYMES, ROYCE 5'9", NAS, QTIP,DE LA SOUL,BUCKSHOT, LARGE PRO, CHANNEL LIVE AND KRS1

  1. INTRO
  2. THAT HARDCORE SOUND f LARGE PRO (J DILLA)
  3. DJ PREMIER ON PETE ROCK
  4. FADAR f GURU KRS1 & CHANNEL LIVE (PETE ROCK)
  5. BUSTA ON JDILLA
  6. RAP STARZ f BUSTA & BUCKSHOT (J DILLA)
  7. MOVE f TALIB KWELI (PETE ROCK)
  8. BEEF IN THE STREETS f MOS DEF (J DILLA)
  9. MALCOLM X - BEEF
  10. HURRICANE (U R WHUT U R) f BLACK THOUGHT COMMON & MOS DEF (PETE ROCK)
  11. HIP HOP AS MASS MEDIA
  12. WAVES OF PUBLICITY f THE GZA (J DILLA)
  13. WE MAJOR f NAS QTIP & DE LA SOUL (PETE ROCK)
  14. PETE ROCK ON SAMPLING
  15. GOLDEN bw YOUR WORLD f JILL SCOTT & COMMON (J DILLA)
  16. MY FAVORITE f STYLES P & GHOSTFACE (PETE ROCK)
  17. KEEP ON FT DWELE AND SLUM VILLAGE (J DILLA)
  18. LIGHTS f J COLE (PETE ROCK)
  19. RENAISSANCE MAN f JAY ELECTRONICA (J DILLA)
  20. SOMETIMES RMX f QTIP & THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES (J DILLA)
  21. SOUL FOOD f ANTHONY HAMILTON (PETE ROCK)
  22. TALIB KWELI ON J DILLA
  23. LYRICAL DOSAGE f RAEKWON XZIBIT & PRODIGY (J DILLA)
  24. EMC2 f COMMON (J DILLA)
  25. PETE ROCK INTERVIEW - BREAKIN RECORDS
  26. ONE IN A MILLION f PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH
  27. FAKIN JAX f INI & PETE ROCK
  28. THOROBRED f ROYCE 59 & EMINEM (PETE ROCK) CLEAN
  29. THE RAP WORLD f LARGE PRO & PETE ROCK
  30. J DILLA SPEAKS
  31. DAGGERS f INS & METHODMAN (J DILLA)
  32. OUTRO - DILLA 4EVER f COMMON
  33. NIGGAZ KNOW f J DILLA & PETE ROCK

Sunday, May 4, 2014

NAS, DJ PREMIER, QTIP AND TALIB KWELI SPEAK ON GURU OF GANG STARR

RIP GURU - GANG STARR

Hip-hop lost one of its most distinct voices on April 19th when Guru, whose collaboration with DJ Premier as Gang Starr expanded the genre's scope, died after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was 48.

Guru ˜ born Keith Elam ˜ grew up in the Roxbury section of Boston. His father was that city's first black municipal judge and his mother was a library director in the city's public schools. Elam graduated from Morehouse College, worked as a social worker, and began graduate school at Manhattan's Fashion Institute of Technology before he dropped out in the mid-'80s, dove headlong into New York's burgeoning hip-hop underground and began his rap career as MC Keith E.

Over a 14-year span, Gang Starr released six albums, all universally acclaimed, and despite the duo's uncompromising music, which was often dense and rarely radio-friendly, had two gold albums and several Top 10 singles, including "Mass Appeal." As a solo artist, Guru recorded four editions of his Jazzmatazz series, rhyming over jazz arrangements featuring the likes of Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, and Branford Marsalis.

NAS - "Guru was like a vanguard of rap, Gang Starr were right there, at the forefront of style on the New York streets."

DJ PREMIER -  "I'm gonna miss hearing his signature monotone voice when he walks in the room, but the songs will always bring it back to me," we had planned to reunite for a seventh album when the time was right, tragically we will never reach that day."

QTIP - "He had one of the most distinctive voices in music, If you wanted to understand rapping, story-telling, if you want to get thugged out, if you want to get political, you could listen to Gang Starr. They just encompassed everything that hip-hop embodied."

TALIB KWELI - "Gang Starr's music was the soundtrack to me falling in love with hip hop, when we first met, Guru and his crew snuck me and my crew in at New York's New Music Seminar back in 1990.  Guru was a friend, a mentor, and a legend and will be forever missed."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE GANGSTARR GURU TRIBUTE LIVE ON FULLBLAST RADIO - FRIDAY APRIL 18TH 10PM EST

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Keith Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal or Guru, departed this earth on April 19, 2010. He left behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, and experimentation among his many other gifts. Whether contributing his raspy voice to the production of DJ Premier in Gang Starr or fusing his vocal abilities through his own Jazzmatazz projects, G.U.R.U. always pushed the boundaries. April 19, 2014 is the 4 year anniversary of his passing, but we will celebrate his life & music with a special broadcast on www.offthecorner.net Friday April 18th @ 10pm


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GANGSTARR WEEK: NAS AND GURU FT DJ PREMIER - '419 4EVA' SPECIAL MIX

NAS AND GURU - 419 4EVA

Friday 4/18 I will be airin a special Guru mix at 10pm on www.MixLR.com/fullblast-Radio . People are talking about the upcoming Nas Documentary "Time Is Illmatic" and the upcoming anniversary of Guru's passing, but I just realized that both of these events share the same April 19th date. Both of these artists have made a monumental mark in Hip Hop culture and also share common links. Dj Premier, who is one half of GangStarr, worked with Nas in creating timeless masterpieces, including NY State of Mind, Memory Lane & many more. Illmatic is one of the best if the best Hip Hop album released, EVER. Gangstarr's Daily Operation, Step in the Arena, Hard To Earn, & Moment of Truth can be rightfully argued as being in that top album list. with Dj Premier behind the boards, you have a winning formula.

NY State Of Mind NY/ State Of Mind pt 2/ 2nd Childhood/ I Gave U Power/ Memory Lane/ Represent /Nas Is Like/ Come Get Me /Classic Verse/ Nas pays respect to Guru live in concert/ 92' Interlude/ 2Deep /U Know My Steez /The Rep Grows Bigga /Manifest /Mass Appeal/ Full Clip/ Just To Get A Rep/ Code Of The Streets/ Guru Acapella Freestyle/

Monday, April 14, 2014

GANGSTARR WEEK : NAS'S ILLMATIC COINCIDES WITH THE DEATH ANNVERSARY OF KEITH ELAM AKA GURU OF GANGSTARR


GANGSTARR WEEK : NAS'S ILLMATIC COINCIDES WITH THE DEATH ANNVERSARY OF KEITH ELAM AKA GURU OF GANGSTARR



I know people are talking about the upcoming Nas Documentary "Time Is Illmatic" and the upcoming anniversary of Guru's passing, but I just realized that both of these events share the same April 19th date. Both of these artists have made a monumental mark in Hip Hop culture and also share common links. Dj Premier, who is one half of GangStarr, worked with Nas in creating timeless masterpieces, including NY State of Mind, Memory Lane, Nas Is Like, and many more. Illmatic is one of the best if the best Hip Hop album released, EVER.

GANGSTARR WEEK : NAS'S ILLMATIC COINCIDES WITH THE DEATH ANNVERSARY OF KEITH ELAM AKA GURU OF GANGSTARR


And Gangstarr's albums, Daily Operation, Step in the Arena, Hard To Earn, and Moment of Truth can be rightfully argued as being in that top album list. These are the artists that molded me coming up because they truly represent what real New York Hip Hop Culture is supposed to represent. They entertain while also dropping knowledge, and with Dj Premier behind the boards, you have a winning formula. This Friday I will be dedicating a special mix at 10pm est dedicated to Gangstarr and Keith Elam aka Guru on my station, FULLBLAST RADIO that you can listen to by clicking the link and the station will also be embedded here on Offthecorner.net.   

Friday, July 19, 2013

Happy Birthday GURU!

By Ralo

There have been many recognizable voices in the history of recorded rap music, Q-Tip, KRS-ONE and Chuck D are some of those notable voices. One voice that is sure to endure is the distinct and raspy voice of GURU. I'm proud to say that I introduced the music of Gang Starr to my circle of friends in the late 80's. I discovered Gang Starrs' first single "Gusto" backed with "Knowledge", because it was produced by DJ Mark The 45 King. I bought that single because I was fascinated with the production style of The 45 King. What seemed like just another vinyl record purchase, turned into 20 years of enjoying the progressive approach to Hip-Hop that is Gang Starr.

GURUs' lyrical content was conscious and socially relevant at times, yet still remained raw to the street. He always demonstrated his remarkable ability to tailor his message to his audience. GURU talked about everything from world events, on songs like "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", to relationships on songs like "Love Sick" and "What You Want This Time". He also touched on the topic of black on black violence on "Just To Get A Rep", and still managed to maintain his street credibility. GURU released about 13 albums in total and left behind a legacy of music and respect that will not be matched for years to come.

July 17th is the birth date of Keith Elam a.k.a. Guru. Happy 51st born-day to Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. Check out the latest GURU dedication from Talib Kweli, produced by DJ Premier and produced by Marco Polo.




Saturday, April 20, 2013

GURU Tribute

By Ralo

There have been many recognizable voices in the history of recorded rap music, Q-Tip, KRS-ONE and Chuck D are some of those notable voices. One voice that is sure to endure is the distinct and raspy voice of GURU. I'm proud to say that I introduced the music of Gang Starr to my circle of friends in the late 80's. I discovered Gang Starrs' first single "Gusto" backed with "Knowledge", because it was produced by DJ Mark The 45 King. I bought that single because I was fascinated with the production style of The 45 King. What seemed like just another vinyl record purchase, turned into a 20 year relationship of enjoying the progressive approach to Hip-Hop that is Gang Starr.

GURUs' lyrical content was conscious and socially relevant at times, yet still remained raw to the street. He always demonstrated his remarkable ability to tailor his message to his audience. GURU talked about everything from world events, on songs like "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", to relationships on songs like "Love Sick" and "What You Want This Time". GURU also touched on the topic of black on black violence on "Just To Get A Rep", and still managed to maintain his street credibility. GURU released about 13 albums in total and left behind a legacy of music and respect that will not be matched for years to come.

DJ Tiger did an Off The Corner tribute to Guru this week that was well done and very well received. It was two hours of music and conversation about the life and times of GURU, the day before the third anniversary of his passing. I got an opportunity to share some of my own personal stories about my experiences with the music of Guru, as well as tell of the good fortune I had to meet GURU on three separate occasions. The Archive of that tribute can be heard here at Off The Corner.

Talib Kweli paid lyrical homage GURU in a new song called "GURU", which was produced by Marco Polo and features DJ Premier. This tribute to GURU will be  on the forthcoming album "NewPort Authority 2" by Marco Polo.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Rest In Power to Guru of Gang Starr; Tribute Mix by Dj Tiger

(Pics are part of my personal vinyl collection) 

Gang Starr is one of the greatest groups in Hip Hop Culture. With production by the great Dj Premier, Lyrics and Turntable scratching They represented Hip Hop the way it's supposed to be done. With the passing of Keith Elam aka Guru in 2010, Hip Hop lost one of its greatest soldiers. GURU stands for GIFTED UNLIMITED RHYMES UNIVERSAL, and he was truly gifted, from dropping classic after classic albums with Primo, or creating the smooth sound in the Jazzmatazz series. Today we celebrate his life and legacy with a tribute by off the corner's own Dj Tiger. Enjoy and salute one of the greatest musical artists in Hip Hop.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

GANG STARR WEEK (R.I.P. KEITH ELAM AKA GURU)

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Keith Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal or Guru, departed this earth on April 19, 2010. He left behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, and experimentation among his many other gifts. Whether contributing his raspy voice to the production of DJ Premier in Gang Starr or fusing his vocal abilities through his own Jazzmatazz projects, G.U.R.U. always pushed the boundaries. April 19, 2013 is the 3 year anniversary of his passing, but we will celebrate his life & music with a special broadcast on www.offthecorner.net Thursday April 18th @ 7pm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Reks "Rebelutionary" (Produced By Numonics)


By Ralo

Massachusetts has always been a hive of activity in the world of recorded music. Akrobatic, T-Max, Mr. Lif and even Guru are all Massachusetts Hip-Hop luminaries. However, Massachusetts can now be known for Reks. Although the world at large still has yet to recognize Reks, the underground Hip-Hop scene has embraced him for years. Since 2001 Reks has been making a name for himself from Bean Town to the Big Apple.

Reks is back with a new full length album called "Rebelutionary", with artwork that features the great Fred Hampton. He is a throwback to the conscious golden era of the late 80s' and early 90s'. "Passports", produced by Numonics is a great example of what can be expected on "Rebelutionary".  

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