Fat Joe recently put out his new "Im Gone" song, which is produced by DJ Premier, then yesterday it was revealed that it was the last song done before GURU passed away. Fat Joe recently sat down to talk about the track…
It feels like Gang Starr is the purest group in hip-hop. They was shooting videos on the beach in the winter when the water was ice. Razor-blade music. A bunch of guys in front of the project steps. “Mass Appeal”, “Dwyck”, ‘Stick up kids just out to tax’ … It’s just so much, man. When Guru passed, and I’m hearing all these rumors, I just wanna kill everybody. I want to shoot the computer, cause I’m like, “No, this ain’t what we do when our legends, our icons, pass. We salute them. We don’t go for rumors; we salute these dudes.” He was an icon, man. It’s the purest group in hip-hop, in my opinion. DJ Premier, this guy is like a god, a walking god. Guru, he put it down legendary.
Preemo, I was waiting for Preemo to give me a “Ten Crack Commandments” or a shoot em up, bang bang. He sent me the beat when Guru died — the day Guru died. It was a somber, sad beat. I knew where to go with it… I knew Preemo was hurting; I been through that with Pun. I knew how it felt. I had to pay homage and salute.
Fat Joe – Talks Memorializing Guru on "Im Gone"