- Awesome Music: "Moment of Truth" and "I'm the Man" are just two of many examples.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "Hiney", a Hidden Track snuck into the middle of The Ownerz.
- Growing the Beard: Guru's rhymes and Premier's beats would only get better as time went on.
- Harsher in Hindsight: This lyric from "My Advice 2 You":
Cause some nights, I got so wild, yo, I almost died
- Similarly, "In Memory Of...", in which Gang Starr pays tribute to various fallen figures the group was friends with/looked up to can be a bit harder to listen to these days considering Guru can now be placed among the list of names mentioned in the chorus.