Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Years Active: 1985 - 2010
Genres: East Coast Hip Hop, Jazz Rap, Alternative Hip Hop
Gang Starr was an influential East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of the late MC Guru (1961-2010) and DJ/producer DJ Premier. They were integral in the development of the Gang Starr Foundation, a loose collective of various people who have worked closely with the group, through either Guru's now defunct Ill Kid label, DJ Premier's production work or the management company that Gang Starr was represented by, Empire Management. Their debut album, “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” was issued in 1989 and peaked at #83 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The single, “Positivity” reached #19 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. Like other hip-hop records of the time, the album dis...
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