The only time I've ever heard Gang Starr get any commercial radio airplay in the UK was when Guru died, other than one time when Radio 1 played "Step in the Arena", and the DJ went on to say how "Step in the AREA" was his favourite Gang Starr tune... Commercially, Gang Starr / Guru are seldom played.
That's surprising to me because I was under the impression that Guru was more known in the UK due to his work with UK artists. (Neneh Cherry, Brand New Heavies, Loose Ends, etc)
Exactly the same in the UK with Guru... you heard nothing of him until he died.
At last he's getting recognition. Unfortunately, it's always in death.
An all time drum beat... this guy is another unintentional founder of hip hop. RIP
News came in yesterday that Melvin Bliss has passed away. There is a documentary about his life story coming up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B90nUqlJM0sRIP Melvin Bliss
and about 500 other tracks...
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