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Ambitious projects that seek to mash up genres tend to yield something unique or miss the mark, but luckily for music fans this one mostly turns out OK. Sponsored by Hyundai and brought together by The Grammys, Re:Generations takes five contemporary DJs and puts them in different settings to see how successful they could be with cross-genre, cross-generational collaborations. Director Amir Bar-Lev suggests throughout the film that convergence is what’s happening with music in general, especially through the implicit double meaning of the title.

The Revive Da Live Big Band Tribute to Guru was a night to remember. A special thanks goes out to DJ Premier, Greg Nice, John Robinson, Jeru the Damaja, Lord Finesse, O.C., Craig G, Masta Ace, Akrobatik, Peter Gunz, Roy Hargrove, Roy Ayers, The Tap Messengers, and everybody who came out to support the show. Check back in the coming week for media recaps from the show.

Inside Headquarterz Studio is history. The gold records, used tape, personal memories, and stories have all been immortalized through the music that was made within the walls. And if anyone knows what happened there it is DJ Premier, half of the duo Gang Starr, and one of the few who knew Guru so well. The Revivalist sat down with Primo to discuss what made Guru a pillar of music and why he continues to be remembered with reverence.

Revive Music Group celebrates their 5th Anniversary with a mind-bending, monumental Revive Da Live Big Band Tribute to G.U.R.U. and the Jazzmatazz Legacyunder the direction of pianist Marc Cary and trumpeter Igmar Thomas, featuring some of G.U.R.U.’s legendary collaborators as special guests.

Last week we brought you “Keep Your Worries” from The Beast’s upcoming Guru Legacy EP. This week we have a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process and an interview with Beast-master and emcee, Pierce Freelon.

The third studio release in the canon of classics produced by Gang Starr, A Daily Operation, stands as the unofficial primer for listeners who have somehow managed not to familiarize themselves with the collaborative works of DJ Premier and Guru while noodling around the hip-hop curiosity shop. The album remains a seminal work for both the genre and the duo over a decade after its release.