After DJ Premier dropped new Gang Starr material — the single and video, “Family And Loyalty” which features J. Cole — he appeared to deny most fan’s suspicion that a new full-length project was probably in the offing. Well, it turns out he was just preparing us for the news: it’s now been confirmed that One Of The Best Yet, the duo’s first album in 16 years, will drop on November 1. Alongside the announcement, a new single “Bad Name” has been shared.

Diving into the state of hip-hop, “Bad Name” carries the late emcee Guru’s enlightening lyrics and DJ Premier’s nostalgia-inducing production. There’s something so angelic about the song!


Tracklist (all songs produced by DJ Premier)

  1. “The Sure Shot” (Intro)
  2. “Lights Out” feat. M.O.P.
  3. “Bad Name”
  4. “Hit Man” feat. Q-Tip
  5. “What’s Real” feat. Group Home & Royce Da 5’9”
  6. “Keith Casim Elam” (Interlude)
  7. “From A Distance” feat. Jeru The Damaja
  8. “Family and Loyalty” feat. J. Cole
  9. “Get Together” feat. Ne-Yo & Nitty Scott
  10. “NYGz/GS 183rd” (Interlude)
  11. “So Many Rappers
  12. “Business Or Art” feat. Talib Kweli
  13. “Bring It Back Here
  14. “One Of The Best Yet” (Big Shug Interlude)
  15. “Take Flight” (Militia Pt. 4) feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx
  16. “Bless The Mic”