History Music / GangStarr

1st Jan '16 6:27:20 AM PhysicalStamina
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* SignatureStyle: DJ Premier's beats are made in such a way that once you hear them, you instantly know it's him doing the production.
10th Aug '15 6:27:49 PM PhysicalStamina
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* IAmYourOpponent: From "So Wassup?!": --> ''Now you're facin' me, I'm your ultimate challenger''
22nd Jan '15 8:23:55 PM PhysicalStamina
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** From "So Wassup?!" --> ''You say you're R-E-P-R-E-S-E-N-T-I-N-G?'' --> ''You're frontin', boy, come against me''
15th Dec '14 12:20:32 PM PhysicalStamina
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These days, Premier continues to produce for underground rap artists from all over the world, occasionally goes on tours (globally, even. He's played shows in Paris, Athens, and Osaka.), has a radio show (as mentioned above), and heads an underground label called Year Round Records.
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These days, Premier continues to produce for underground rap artists from all over the world, occasionally goes on tours (globally, even. He's played shows in Paris, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, Athens, and Osaka.), has a radio show (as mentioned above), above) called ''Live at Headquarterz'', and heads an underground label called Year Round Records. Records. He has also started a collaboration project with Royce Da 5'9" called [=PRhyme=]. Do not compare them to Gang Starr, as Royce will have you know he does ''not'' intend to replace Guru.

* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Mass Appeal: the Best of Gang Starr]]'' - (2006)
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* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Mass Appeal: the The Best of Gang Starr]]'' - (2006)
16th Nov '14 1:35:18 PM MarkLungo
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Along with a new single, "Words I Manifest", the duo released their debut album ''No More Mr. Nice Guy.'' The next year, a former DJ, Duff Marlowe, signed them to Chrysalis Records, a label based in London. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Along with a new single, "Words I Manifest", the duo released their debut album ''No More Mr. Nice Guy.'' The next year, a former DJ, Duff Marlowe, signed them to Chrysalis Records, a label based in London.Creator/ChrysalisRecords. The rest, as they say, is history.
7th Nov '14 8:44:04 AM PhysicalStamina
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* NewSoundAlbum: Premier said in an interview that he wanted ''Hard to Earn'' to sound less musical than the previous three albums so's to avoid Gang Starr being pigeonholed as a "Jazz Rap" duo, which is why some beats sound more atonal and dissonant. ''Moment of Truth'' also counts since it was made after Premo developed his SignatureStyle.
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* NewSoundAlbum: Premier said in an interview that he wanted ''Hard to Earn'' to sound less musical than the previous three albums so's to avoid Gang Starr being pigeonholed as a "Jazz Rap" duo, which is why duo. As a result, some of the beats sound more atonal and dissonant. ''Moment of Truth'' also counts since it was made after Premo developed his SignatureStyle.

** "Brainstorm" has Guru singing part of the ''Community Audition'' theme song, albeit a ''very'' slightly altered version.
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** "Brainstorm" has Guru singing part of the ''Community Audition'' theme song, albeit a ''very'' slightly altered version.

** "Mostly tha Voice" is another example (from the same album, no less):
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** "Mostly tha Voice" from the same album is another example (from the same album, no less):example:

* StepUpToTheMic: "Words from the Nutcracker", entirely rapped by Melachi the Nutcracker from Group Home. * ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Same Team No Games" consists of two musical notes, drums, scratches, and pure lyricism from Guru and guest rappers NYG'z. "Brainstorm" is even ''more'' minimal, featuring only drums, some blips and sirens in the background, and Guru's vocals.
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* StepUpToTheMic: StepUpToTheMicrophone: "Words from the Nutcracker", entirely rapped by Melachi the Nutcracker from Group Home. * ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Same Team No Games" consists only of two musical notes, drums, a drum beat, scratches, and pure lyricism from Guru and guest rappers NYG'z. "Brainstorm" is even ''more'' minimal, featuring only drums, some blips and sirens in the background, and Guru's vocals.
25th Oct '14 6:41:53 PM PhysicalStamina
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* NewSoundAlbum: Premier said in an interview that he wanted ''Hard to Earn'' to sound less musical than the previous three albums, which is why some beats sound more atonal and dissonant. ''Moment of Truth'' also counts since it was made after Premo developed his SignatureStyle.
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* NewSoundAlbum: Premier said in an interview that he wanted ''Hard to Earn'' to sound less musical than the previous three albums, albums so's to avoid Gang Starr being pigeonholed as a "Jazz Rap" duo, which is why some beats sound more atonal and dissonant. ''Moment of Truth'' also counts since it was made after Premo developed his SignatureStyle.

* ProductionThrowback: The third verse of "Moment of Truth" takes some of its lyrics from the unreleased song "I'm Not Superman" and slightly alters them.
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* ProductionThrowback: The third verse of "Moment of Truth" takes some of its lyrics from the an unreleased song called "I'm Not Superman" and slightly alters them.

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* ProductionThrowback: The third verse ** "Brainstorm" has Guru singing part of "Moment of Truth" takes some of its lyrics from the unreleased song "I'm Not Superman" and ''Community Audition'' theme song, albeit a ''very'' slightly alters them.altered version.

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* ProductionThrowback: SpellingSong: "The Planet", which has this as the chorus: -->''I'm gonna make it god dammit'' -->''Out in B-R-double-O-K-Lyn, The third verse of "Moment of Truth" takes some of its lyrics from Planet'' ** "Mostly tha Voice" is another example (from the unreleased song "I'm Not Superman" and slightly alters them.same album, no less): -->''My religion is rap'' -->''R-A-P'' -->''R-E-A-L-I-T-Y, G''

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* ProductionThrowback: The third verse of "Moment of Truth" takes some of its lyrics WordPureeTitle: "DWYCK", which comes from the unreleased song "I'm Not Superman" and slightly alters them.an inside joke.
23rd Oct '14 11:44:15 AM PhysicalStamina
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* StepUpToTheMic: "Words from the Nutcracker", entirely rapped by Melachi the Nutcracker from Group Home. * ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Same Team No Games" consists of two musical notes, drums, scratches, and pure lyricism from Guru and guest rappers NYG'z. "Brainstorm" is even ''more'' minimal, featuring only drums, some blips and sirens in the background, and Guru's vocals.
1st Oct '14 8:18:41 PM PhysicalStamina
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* BoastfulRap: A few.
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* BoastfulRap: A "I'm the Man," "You Know My Steez", and "Mass Appeal", just to name a few.

* NewSoundAlbum: Premier said in an interview that he wanted ''Hard to Earn'' to sound less musical than the previous three albums. ''Moment of Truth'' also counts since it was made after Premo developed his SignatureStyle.
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* NewSoundAlbum: Premier said in an interview that he wanted ''Hard to Earn'' to sound less musical than the previous three albums.albums, which is why some beats sound more atonal and dissonant. ''Moment of Truth'' also counts since it was made after Premo developed his SignatureStyle.

* PreAssKickingOneLiner:
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner:PreAssKickingOneLiner: From "Now You're Mine".
20th Aug '14 2:58:54 PM PhysicalStamina
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* XtremeKoolLetterz and Letters2Numbers: As with many (but not all) hip-hop acts, they tended to do this with their song titles. Examples include, "What I'm Here 4". "She Knowz What She Wantz", and "Deadly Habitz".
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* XtremeKoolLetterz and Letters2Numbers: As with many (but not all) hip-hop acts, they tended to do this with their song titles. Examples include, "What I'm Here 4". "She Knowz What She Wantz", and "Deadly Habitz".
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