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One Of The Best Yet

Gang Starr

One Of The Best Yet

First release in 16 years from the rap group includes vocals from Guru, who died in 2010 and guest appearances from J. Cole, Royce da 5'9", Talib Kweli, M.O.P., and Q-Tip

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Gang Starr Enterprises
UK Release date
01/11/2019
US Release date
01/11/2019
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A fluid, impeccably produced final goodbye to the god Keith Elam, and gracefully give a last curtain to a legacy group on its own term
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Though rapper Guru died in 2010, DJ Premier avoids the usual pitfalls of posthumous releases, deploying neat verses and brilliant production tricks
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  3. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    It’s refreshing to hear a purely old school style hip hop album in 2019, especially from Gang Starr - a group that nobody thought could come back. It’s as much a powerful memorial as it is a great album
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  4. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Featuring previously unheard vocals from Guru, who died in 2010, ‘One of the Best Yet’ has an anachronistic sound that’s a huge part of its appeal
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  5. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The New York institution demonstrate why they're revered as old-school legends
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  6. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    It’s thrilling to hear them again, but once the glow wears off, there’s a hollowness to this posthumous project, cobbled together from unreleased Guru vocal takes
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  7. 6.0 |   All Music

    Hearing the Guru Keithy E match wits with M.O.P., Freddie Foxxx, Big Shug, Jeru the Damaja, and Group Home, along with Q-Tip and Talib Kweli - all over Premier's impeccable flips and scratches - is an unexpected delight
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  8. 6.0 |   NME

    30 years since they formed, re-emerging after the tragic death of founding member Guru, the hip-hop titans have returned to remind us of their enormous influence
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