Apr 19, 2012

Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (1998)


1. You Know My Steez 4:07
2. Robbin Hood Theory 3:44
3. Work 2:57
4. Royalty (feat. K-Ci & JoJo) 5:11
5. Above the Clouds (feat. Inspectah Deck) 3:41
6. JFK 2 LAX 3:34
7. Itz a Set Up (feat. Hannibal Stax) 3:49
8. Moment of Truth 4:07
9. B.I. vs Friendship (feat. M.O.P) 4:37
10. The Militia (feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx) 4:49
11. The Rep Grows Bigga 4:54
12. What I'm Here 4 2:45
13. She Knowz What She Wantz 3:00
14. New York Strait Talk 4:14
15. My Advice 2 You 2:31
16. Make 'Em Pay (feat. Krumbsnatcha) 4:22
17. The Mall (feat. G.Dep & Shiggy Sha) 3:39
18. Betrayal (feat. Scarface) 5:29
19. Next Time 3:06
20. In Memory Of... 3:49

(date changed for RIP Guru day)

In my mind, the liveliest, and most interesting Gang Starr record. Guru does his thing- conscious when he needs to be, pissed off, romantic, and even devastatingly bleak (fittingly on Betrayal with Scarface). Four years after Hard to Earn, Premier successfully moves their sound from the early 90s east coast sound they epitomized, and into something incredible and lush before shit got weird for hip hop in the 2000s. Moment of Truth is Guru at his peak, and also one of the great producer albums




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