Having already established a long-lasting legacy alongside DJ Premier, Guru’s untimely death in 2010 was mourned by fans all across the world. However, before his death, the Gang Starr MC also managed to pump out several solo albums, including the innovative Jazzmatazz series.
His Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 album hit its 25th anniversary on May 18th, and to mark the occasion, Urban Legends put out a lyric video for “No Time To Play” to go with a three-LP deluxe vinyl reissue.
The package includes a deluxe three-LP vinyl version with the original 12-track album, an instrumental LP, and a third disc featuring rare, unreleased remixes and B-Sides.
Each will be packed with its own custom slipcase and it includes a 12-page booklet with photos by photographer Thierry Le Goues.
The deluxe vinyl reissue is priced at $51.00. It is available here, with the tracklists below.
2. Loungin’ f. Donald Byrd
3. When You’re Near f. N’Dea Davenport and Simon Law
4. Transit Ride f. Branford Marsalis and Zachary Breaux
5. No Time To Play f. Ronny Jordan and DC Lee
6. Down The Backstreets f. Lonnie Liston Smith
1. Respectful Dedications
2. Take A Look (At Yourself) f. Roy Ayers
3. Trust Me f. N’Dea Davenport
4. Slicker Than Most f. Gary Barnacle
5. Le Bien, Le Mal f. MC Solaar
6. Sights In The City f. Courtney Pine, Carleen Anderson and Simon Law
1. Loungin’ (Instrumental)
2. When You’re Near f. Simon Law (Instrumental)
3. Transit Ride f. Zachary Breaux (Instrumental)
4. No Time To Play f. Ronny Jordan (Instrumental)
5. Down The Backstreets f. Lonnie Liston Smith (Instrumental)
1. Take A Look (At Yourself) f. Roy Ayers (Instrumental)
2. Trust Me (Instrumental)
3. Slicker Than Most (Instrumental)
4. Le Bien, Le Mal (Instrumental)
5. Sights In The City (Instrumental)
1. Loungin’ (Square Biz Mix)
2. Loungin’ (Guru Meets The Professor Mix) f. Donald Byrd
3. Loungin’ (Jazz Not Jazz Mix) f. Donald Byrd
4. No Time To Play (CJ’s Longer Radio Mix) f. Ronny Jordan and DC Lee
1. Trust Me Trust Me (CJ’s Master Mix) f. N’Dea Davenport
2. Season For Change (Ronny Jordan f. Guru)
3. Season For Change (Dawn Of The Season Mix) (Ronny Jordan f. Guru)