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Fat Joe Talks Guru-Inspired Verse Produced By DJ Premier

Lastly, Joe Crack was asked about his latest work with DJ Premier, the Gang Starr producer with him Joe’s been recording with for over 15 years. Following up 2008’s “That White,” Joe was asked about The Darkside’s “I’m Gone.” Joe revealed that the song was recorded in the April days during Guru’s untimely death. “Guru had just passed away [when DJ Premier and I] was in the process of working. We was about to do it, and [Guru] had just died, like the day before or somethin’, so the whole vibe changed,” said Don Cartegena, who added that he loved Guru. “So he [used] a real sad-sounding sample and shit, but I knew where he was comin’ from.” Joe indicated that he was referring to Big Pun, although Joe had also lost a friend and group-mate in Big L. Sharing his opening verse, Joe rapped, “When [the song] starts off, I go, ‘Premo’s on this beat, yeah I know it sounds different / But his mans just passed, his soul’s just risen / A cold, cold world is the words that was given / As I met him, 15, with a burner, out of prison / Gangster, fuck that, Gang Starr / Tell Nas Hip Hop’s dead now, my man’s gone.'”

Fat Joe’s The Darkside Volume 1 releases July 27 on E1 Entertainment.

Source: HipHopDX


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