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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr album for sale by Gang Starr was released Jul 13, 1999 on the Noo Trybe label. Principally recorded at D&D Studios, New York, New York. Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr songs Includes liner notes by Chairman Mao. Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr album for sale Rarely do hiphop acts stand the test of time. Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr CD music But Gang Starr's fusion of the underground killer beats of DJ Premier with Guru's smooth vocal stylings has always stayed true to its game. Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr buy CD music FULL CLIP compiles Gang Starr's ten-year run of hits. One of the things you notice about the double-disk set, packed as it is with such favorites as "DWYCK," "Just to Get A Rep," and "Mass Appeal," is that all 32 songs are home-runs. Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr CD music is a 2-disc set with 33 songs. ...See Full Description
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DJ Premier is the greatest producer of all time and Guru is a top 20 MC, excellent combonation.
By ogplaya25 (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)
||HIP HOP CLASSIC|
Maybe is a 6 stars cd.
By Claudio (Ancona, Italy)
||Still Proving Doubters wrong after all these years|
Once again Gangstarr has proven why they are one of the best groups of all time. Every track Premier does is a hit he is clearly one of the best producers in the game today.
By GC2 (Daphne, AL, USA)
Great compilation album of Guru and DJ Premier (Primo) as Gang Starr. This is an album to get if you missed out on Gang Starr's earlier work over the years.
By B.I.G. J.E.S. (Toronto, ON, Can)
||Packin' wit a 45 magnum music|
Classical hits if u don't own all of their cd's get this one it's worth it I got 5 on it.
By a reviewer (Chicago,IL)
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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1033320|
|Release Date||Jul 13, 1999|
|Producer||DJ Premier (Compilation)|
|Recording Time||122 minutes|
|Personnel||Guru - rap vocals|
DJ Premier - programming, scratches
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Although song titles like "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)" eerily mirror the real-life tragedy, the music on LIFE AFTER DEATH serves to bring the Notorious B.I.G. back to life. As anything that he appeared on, the production (by a superstar conglomerate including Sean "Puffy" Combs and the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA) is top-notch, and his lyrical skills are razor sharp. Biggie was loved for his versatility. On "Notorious Thugs," he switches up his style to rhyme like a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Tracks like "Hypnotize" showcase his ability to be hardcore and commercial at the same time. Another talented rapper lost to senseless violence; B.I.G.'s winning album streak will, sadly, have to end here.
Personnel: The Notorious B.I.G. (background vocals); Quinnes Parker, Daron Jones, Marvin Scandrick, Michael Keith (vocals, background vocals); Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Carl Thomas (vocals); Michael Ciro (guitar); Faith Evans, Deborah "Portia" Neeley Rolle, Karen Anderson, Keanna Henson (background vocals).
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Photographer: Michael Lavine.
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Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) CD (1993) Top Seller
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Prince Rakeem "The RZA" may dominate the loosely-based group's production chamber, but the success of the Wu-Tang should be credited to all. "Clan In Da Front" gives The Genius (aka "The GZA") the opportunity to prove to critics of his former solo career that he's far from played out. To the liking of many hardcore ruffnecks, "Shame On A Nigga" unites the Clan's most distinctive vocalists, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man and Raekwon The Chef; and fellow members Inspector Deck, Ghost Face Killer and U-God join forces on the album's highlight, "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'." Both cuts prove the Wu-Tang to be the most lyrically diverse rap group on the streets today.
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Recorded at Firehouse Studio, New York.
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Recording information: Firehouse Studio, New York, NY; Firehouse Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
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Unknown Contributor Roles: Prince Rakeem; Shallah Raekwon; GZA; Ghostface Killah.
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx CD (1995)
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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr CD music On their fifth album MOMENT OF TRUTH, Gang Starr solidifes their position in the hip-hop arena. Lyrically and musically, Guru and DJ Premier have always been head and shoulders above the rest, but with MOMENT OF TRUTH, the duo's experience is both obvious and rewarding. Since their debut in 1989, Gang Starr have remained true to themselves, and as a result, prove to be one of the most street-credible rap groups around.
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Recorded at D&D Studios, New York, New York.
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Recording information: D & D Studios.
Photographer: Daniel Hastings.
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Out of Business CDs (1999)
Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr buy CD music This limited edition 2 CD set contains the complete OUT OF BUSINESS and a bonus greatest hits album.
EPMD has dropped its signature brand of hip-hop funk flavor on the world for over a decade. OUT OF BUSINESS is an album that recalls the pure uncut street flavor of earlier efforts from Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith. Tracks like "Pioneers," "Symphony," and "Check 1,2," help ensure that the dynamic duo of hip-hop will remain strictly entrenched at the top of the hill.
Produced mostly by Sermon, who creates a fusion of classic funk samples and today's hottest street sounds, OUT OF BUSINESS stands as reason why EPMD has had a decade of hits and numerous gold records. The pair spit verses like they did when they burst on to the scene in the late '80s, making OUT OF BUSINESS one of EPMD's deepest albums in years. OUT OF BUSINESS is also available with a special greatest hits disc that includes classic EPMD tracks like "It's My Thang," "Crossover," and "Big Payback."
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EPMD: Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith (rap vocals).
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Photographers: Gerard Gaskin; Danny Clinch.
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