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One of the Best Yet is the seventh and final studio album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr, released on November 1, 2019. The album features unreleased and posthumous vocals from Guru, who died nine years prior to the album's release; the album features guests appearances from J. Cole, Royce da 5'9", Talib Kweli, M. O. P. and Q-Tip, among others. Rapper Guru died of cancer in April 2010, having not released an album with DJ Premier as Gang Starr since 2003's The Ownerz, seven years earlier. A note from Guru provided by former collaborator Solar had said that he disowned his former producer and DJ was released around the time of his death, many looked on it with suspicion. While Guru and Premier had not spoken since 2004, Premier had wanted to release a final album, but had difficulty obtaining unreleased material from Guru, despite the rapper's prolific work ethic, because of a dispute with fellow producer Solar. In 2014, a court case gave Guru's family control of his own unreleased music, in 2016, Solar decided to sell the remaining music.
Despite the animosity between the two men, an agreement was reached, in early 2018, DJ Premier decided to put together a final album, creating new beats for the project over acappellas from Guru. One of the Best Yet received favorable reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 72, based on nine reviews. Writing for Exclaim!, Riley Wallace praised the album as "a fluid, impeccably produced final goodbye" to Guru, "a last curtain to a legacy group on its own terms." Christopher R. Weingarten of Rolling Stone noted that "there are moments where it feels like one of the most beloved rap groups in history are picking up right where they left off", hailing "Family and Loyalty" as the highlight of the album. Will Lavin of NME called it "a special moment for hip-hop", however, he stated that "Sometimes, Guru's absence is a little too noticeable", noting that some tracks sound unfinished. All tracks produced by DJ Premier