Gang Starr Daily Operation

Daily Operation
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  • Released: May 1, 1992
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - 7/92, p.76
Recommended - "...loose and jazzy...The Guru raps with unique skills, smoothly conversational couplets coupled with Brooklyn braggadocio and reality rhymes, riding the fence between subtlety and gangsterism..." Q Magazine (6/92, p.94) - 3 Stars - Good - "...arrestingly different hip hop grooves....the venom of Keith E's powerful raps lends credibility to his contention to be the hardcore rapper's hardcore rapper..." Rolling Stone (7/9/92, p.105) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...hypnotic and pensive--throbbing in a spare, intimate way....a remarkably good sequel [to 1990's STEP IN THE ARENA]....rises above most of the assembly-line, new-school hip-hop being churned out by most artists and labels..."


  • 1.Daily Operation (Intro)
  • 2.The Place Where We Dwell
  • 3.Flip the Script
  • 4.Ex Girl to Next Girl
  • 5.Soliloquy of Chaos
  • 6.I'm the Man
  • 7.92 Interlude
  • 8.Take It Personal
  • 9.2 Deep
  • 10.24-7-365
  • 11.No Shame in My Game
  • 12.Conspiracy
  • 13.The Illest Brother
  • 14.Hardcore Composer
  • 15.B.Y.S.
  • 16.Much Too Much
  • 17.Take Two and Pass
  • 18.Stay Tuned

Product Description:

Gang Starr: Guru (rap vocals); DJ Premier (programming, scratches).
Additional personnel: Lil Dap, Jeru The Damaja (rap vocals).
Recorded at D&D Studios, New York, New York.
Audio Mixer: Yorum Vazan.
Recording information: Calliope Productions; D & D, New York, NY.
Few groups in hip-hop have remained as consistent as Gang Starr, much of whose product is regarded as having classic or near-classic status. DAILY OPERATION is another such collection. Gang Starr's MC Guru paired up with super-producer DJ Premier in the late '80s; heads began turning with their first smash, NO MORE MR. NICE GUY's "Manifest," in 1989.
DAILY OPERATION is an unparalleled blend of street-smart rhythm and carefully woven jazz samples. Guru is at the top of his game, sharing his social insights with a generous helping of street knowledge and wit. Tracks like "Much Too Much" and "Take It Personal" illustrate the duo's hit-making formula, as does "I'm the Man" a collaboration which introduces Gang Starr Foundation members Jeru The Damaja, and Li'l Dap of Group Home. DAILY OPERATION amply illustrates Gang Starr's importance in the history of hip-hop.

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  • Sales Rank: 98,670
  • UPC: 094632191021
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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