Remembering Guru

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"Step" It Up

1991's Step in the Arena was a quantum leap forward for Gang Starr. Premo's drums hit harder, his cuts were even more surgically precise, and Guru was in top form, perfectly balancing rap boasts with uplifting corner-consciousness. Led by heaters such as "Just to Get a Rep" and "Who's Gonna Take the Weight," the album established the distinctive musical formula that would make the group one of the standard bearers for East Coast rap.

(Photo: Courtesy Chrysalis Records)

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