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  • Years Active

    1985 – 2006 (21 years)

  • Founded In

    Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States

  • Members

Gang Starr is an influential American hip-hop duo, composed of Guru (Backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, real name Keith Elam) and DJ Premier (real name Chris Martin}.
They are based in Brooklyn, New York and epitomized the New York City hip-hop sound.
The entirety of Gang Starr's catalog, especially Step in the Arena (1991, 1991 in music) and Daily Operation (1992, 1992 in music), are well-respected among critics and hip-hop heads alike.

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