DJ Premier caused an uproar earlier this week when he alluded to having new Gang Starr material on the horizon.
Sure enough, the tenured producer followed up with a new Gang Starr track on Friday (September 20) called “Family & Loyalty” featuring unreleased Guru vocals and new lyrics from J. Cole.
Despite the track’s positive reception, Cole says it will be the last time he hops on anybody else’s tracks.
“This is a honor to be on this song,” he wrote on Twitter. “NEW Gang Starr. This is the last feature you’ll hear from me. Thank you to everybody I got to work with during this run. @REALDJPREMIER This song a classic, thank you. RIP GURU.”
This a honor to be on this song. NEW Gang Starr 🤯🤯🤯🤯 💎💎💎💎
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 20, 2019
Cole’s latest solo project, KOD, was released in April 2018. The only feature is credited to Kill Edward, which is Cole’s alter ego.
On the flip side, Preemo has had his hands in several endeavors, including an executive producer role for MC Eiht’s 2017 Which Way Iz West album and last year’s PRhyme 2 with Royce Da 5’9.