TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Gang Starr’s ‘Daily Operation’
the Arena (1991) dispelled the musical myth of a sophomore jinx, and solidified Gang Starr as a Like the rest of their prolific catalog, Gang Starr’s third studio album raised the bar artistically upon its release in the spring of 1992. Gang Starr Happy 25th Anniversary to Gang Starr’s Daily Operation, originally released May 5, 1992. If Step in , Gang Starr held to their successful formula, like the Utah Jazz perfected the pick and roll in the the Gang Starr Foundation. Lil Dap would eventually pair with Melachi the Nutcracker to form Group rehearse.” Leading the charge of their third testament of brilliance, Gang Starr showed that the TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Gang Starr’s ‘Daily Operation’
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. Two albums, Moment of Truth (1998) and compilation Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr (1999) were Premier. Gang Starr released its first LP No More Mr. Nice Guy on Wild Pitch Records; the group achieved Gang Starr later changed his name to Guru. He founded Gang Starr in 1987. The group initially released three hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Boston. About.com placed him certified gold in the United States by the RIAA. Gang Starr made archetypal East Coast hip hop with
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Gang Starr’s ‘Step in the Arena’
remained under the radar. Vowing to continue the group under the Gang Starr moniker, Guru was introduced ’ Life of a Kid in the Ghetto, and Gang Starr’s Step in the Arena all came home with me that day. And Gang Starr . Galvanized by its inclusion within the film, the single reinforced Gang Starr’s dedication to hip-hop ‘Step in the Arena’ expanded upon the promise of Gang Starr’s debut LP, establishing Guru & DJ Premier as a hip-hop force to be reckoned with. brilliance of Gang Starr. But one listen to their sophomore album inspired my curiosity and prompted me TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Gang Starr’s ‘Step in the Arena’ Happy 25th Anniversary to Gang Starr’s sophomore album Step in the Arena, originally released
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On the legendary Gang Starr’s classic 1990 single “Jazz Thing”—which appeared on the soundtrack to
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seats behind the boards, including Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, Main
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Jeru the Damaja’s ‘Wrath of the Math’
the way to Hard to Earn. Besides providing all of the beats for Gang Starr’s fourth LP, The Sun comprised of Keith “Guru” Elam and Chris “DJ Premier” Martin. Jeru had appeared on Gang Starr’s 1992 already made himself known during the early ’90s as an affiliate of Gang Starr, the legendary duo
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featured cameos from Gang Starr, as well as R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. Some writing and production
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RZA and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, and no doubt influenced North Carolina’s 9th Wonder and the
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Nice & Smooth’s ‘Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed’
” is another of the album’s highlights. The track features both members of Gang Starr, with the late fitting, seeing as the track used the same Charlie Parker “Nights of Tunisia” sample that Gang Starr used
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Mary J. Blige’s ‘Share My World’
deny the satisfaction of hearing Mary J.’s vocals over the same track that Gang Starr’s DJ Premier
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Diamond D’s ‘Hatred, Passions and Infidelity’
friend Showbiz, along with Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, for the production duties for fellow South Bronx
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of The Brand New Heavies’ ‘Heavy Rhyme Experience: Vol. 1’
the late great Guru of Gang Starr. Most would agree that Guru’s monotone delivery and thought
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of The Beatnuts’ ‘Stone Crazy’
Beatnuts alongside more widely recognized duos like Gang Starr, Mobb Deep, OutKast, and even EPMD
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Common’s Debut Album ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’
released by a slew of artists from New York City and Los Angeles, including Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Gang Starr, Dr. Dre, Diamond D, Redman, Showbiz & A.G. and Compton’s Most Wanted. And that’s just
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, Davenport wasn’t included on that effort. She recalls the late great Guru of Gang Starr actually wanting
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John Coltrane’s “Wise One,” with elements of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” and one of Malcolm X’s most
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Showbiz & A.G.’s Debut Album ‘Runaway Slave’
like Stetsasonic, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest and Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth had all used a jazz
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Large Professor’s ‘1st Class’
, placed alongside other 1991 gems like A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory and Gang Starr’s Step in
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masterful production work with Gang Starr alongside the late Guru, the much sought-after tunesmith
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s ‘Mecca And The Soul Brother’
the legendary Gang Starr. The one emcee and one producer blueprint became less in vogue as hip-hop
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