Gang Starr Foundation

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Gang Starr Foundation
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Genres East Coast hip hop, alternative hip hop
Years active 1993–present
Labels Gang Starr Foundation/Year Round/7 Grand/Work or Mart
Associated acts Guru, Nas, Rakim, Afu-Ra, Big L, Bumpy Knuckles, Edo G, Wu-Tang Clan, KRS-One, M.O.P., The Notorious B.I.G., The Lox, Master Ace, AZ, Blaq Poet, Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, Kool G Rap, Mos Def, Reks, Joey Bada$$, Cormega, Joell Ortiz, Bumpy Knuckles, Papoose, Saigon, Busta Rhymes, Pete Rock, Das EFX, Termanology, De La Soul, Mobb Deep, Capone-n-Noreaga, Jay-Z, Dynasty

Gang Starr Foundation is a collective of east coast rappers led by the hip hop group Gang Starr.[1] It was founded by The Vikar and established in 1993.

Current Members[edit]

Past Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Gangstarr Foundation Sampler (1993)
  • Gangstarr Foundation & Ill Kid Records presents Krumb Snatcha Classics (2004)
  • Ahead of the Game (2005)
  • Big Shug / Gang Starr - The Jig Is Up / Doe In Advance
  • Big Shug - The Other Side of the Game (2008)
  • Big Shug (Hosted By: DJ Premier) - Never Say Die (The Pre-Album) (2005)
  • Bumpy Knuckles (Hosted By: DJ Premier) - Street Triumph: The Mixxxtape Vol. 1 (2006)
  • Bumpy Knuckles - Crazy Like a Foxxx (DELUXE EDITION) (2008)
  • Afu-Ra - State of the Arts (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gang Starr Foundation
  2. ^ Appearance on Group Home's Livin' Proof & other Gang Starr Foundation productions. [1]
  3. ^ Che Broadway's Blog "For this special show, we invited 2 artists who knew Guru, ran with Gang Starr and recorded at the famed D&D Studios (Which Premier purchased in 2003 and renamed it HeadQCourterz), Squala Orphan and Absaloot. We chopped it up with them about how they linked with the legendary group and the amazing journeys and experiences they had as a part of the famed Gang Starr Foundation." (April 23rd, 2010). Squala & Ab were a part of The Foundation before many more famous/publicized members. Retrieved from [2] on May 30, 2015.
  4. ^ The BoomBox "True Master started his career under the tutelage of Gang Starr‘s Guru, rapping and producing on Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2,’ before apprenticing with RZA, who was a huge stylistic influence, and helped him to polish his sound." (April 23rd, 2010). Despite being more famous as a Wu Tang affiliate, True Master was well known for running with Guru from the early days of Gang Starr. Retrieved from [3] on May 30, 2015.
  5. ^ DJ Premier Blog. "GANG STARR FOUNDATION MEMBER KRUMB SNATCHA RETIRES FROM HIP-HOP" (January 13th 2012). Retrieved from [4] on April 27, 2015.