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Gang Starr

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Guru and DJ Premier in the D&D Studios in New York

Gang Starr is an American hip hop duo, composed of Guru (Backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, real name Keith Elam) hailing from Boston, Massachusetts and DJ Premier (real name Chris Martin) hailing from Houston, Texas. They are based in Brooklyn, New York and epitomize the New York City hip-hop sound. Though both have gone on to greater fame as a solo rapper and record producer, respectively, Gang Starr's albums, especially Step in the Arena (1991, 1991 in music) and Daily Operation (1992, 1992 in music), remain well-respected hip hop albums. Their track "Jazz Thang", which was featured on the soundtrack to Spike Lee's film "Mo Better Blues", helped establish the sound of jazz rap.

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