After the death of street rap pioneer and Gang Starr founding father Guru, tributes have been pouring in from all corners of hip-hop nation; to quote Joni Mitchell, don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone? But here to make sure that Guru’s memory lives on - in our eardrums at least - is Marky, the DMV native who recently dropped off his Booth-approved track Silent Beauty, and his new leak Full Clip, making its world premier on our pages. Here Marky takes the original, darkly dope DJ Premier production for Gang Starr’s track of the same name…pause for a moment to appreciate Premier’s skills…and layers it with his own distinct blend of wordplay and no holds barred aggressiveness, dropping lines that come in lyrical jab-uppercut-jab combinations. So how about it Booth? Did Marky do Guru’s legacy justice? Full Clip is the second stop on Marky’s DJBooth and KevinNottingham co-hosted project Journey to Markyland: Rest Stop 2, which is scheduled to land May 12.
Written by Nathan S. on 04/26/10
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