Jeru The Damaja, Big Shug & Afu-Ra Stand Tall On The Gang Starr Foundation (Video)
Tragically, at the time of Guru’s 2010 death, Gang Starr had not been a unit in more than five years. Guru and DJ Premier had pursued solo ventures, putting their legendary Hip-Hop group indefinitely on hiatus. At that same time, it had been years since the attached Gang Starr Foundation had been in form. While 1980s Gang Starr member Big Shug remained close with Preemo working on his solo music, Jeru had exited the fold to make music completely on his own. Jeru’s own onetime protege Afu-Ra had been very quiet since 2005’s State Of The Arts LP. Group Home had also focused on solo interests, primarily with Lil Dap making feature appearances.
Since Guru’s passing, the Foundation stands together. This summer, “Three Evil Masters” released, led by Afu, and featuring Shug and Jeru. Today comes the video—with scratching of Gang Starr’s “The Militia.” Each MC looks the camera dead in the eye, as they deliver some of their best bars of the last decade, respectively, and shows the Foundation remains rock solid. Lyrically and symbolically, this one is big.
As this song reportedly belongs to an upcoming Afu-Ra project, Krumbsnatcha, NYGz, Lil Dap, Bumpy Knuckles, M.O.P., and other close Gang Starr affiliates have music coming too…