Gang Starr Drops “Glowing Mic” Single

Written by on December 10, 2020

In 2019 I crossed off an merchandise from my bucket record: I set to work with DJ Premier on the primary album from Gang Starr in over 15 years: One Of The Best Yet. The album had previously-unheard verses from the late Guru, joined by the likes of J. Cole (“Family & Loyalty“), Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, Q-Tip, Royce 5’9, Large Shug, Freddie Foxxx, and Group House, amongst others.

Premier has now launched an instrumental model of One Of The Greatest But, which got here with the bonus monitor “Glowing Mic” which is an new tackle the track “Mr. Gang Starr.” “Because the track ‘Mr. Gang Starr’ was beforehand launched after we hadn’t labored collectively in so lengthy, I seen the multitrack session stated ‘Mr. Gang Starr (Authentic Model),’” DJ Premier stated to Rolling Stone. “The lyrics and the hook are completely totally different so I gravitated to it and I didn’t wish to use the identical title and confuse folks. My seek for scratch concepts landed me throughout a track I produced for Torae (‘For the File’) in 2011. The road says ‘I destroy the mic for my glow.’ Immediately ‘Glowing Mic’ turned the title merely from listening to that line.”

Hear it beneath.

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