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Full Clip: Decade of Gang Starr
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Considering that the only previous hip-hop hits collection to stretch two full CDs came from 2Pac (and that only after his death), Gang Starr's Full Clip is a surprising release, though it's incredibly welcome. The duo of ... more »
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Considering that the only previous hip-hop hits collection to stretch two full CDs came from 2Pac (and that only after his death), Gang Starr's Full Clip is a surprising release, though it's incredibly welcome. The duo of DJ Premier and Guru has been one
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Empty The Clip And Reload (Rating: 10 out of 10- -5.0 stars)
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 05/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I speak about greatest hits albums, I usually don't go by the quality of the work, but I go by whats on the album. Of course, if the quality of the songs themselves wern't good, then it wouldn't be worth being a hit. But when you get 33 hand songs packed from No More Mr. Nice Guy, Step in the Arena, Daily Operation, Hard to Earn, and Moment of Truth, as well as B-Sides and songs they contributed from soundtracks into two full CD's from Gang Starr between 1989-1999, then you should know what you're going to get, in this case a great amount of Guru and Premier.
Disc 1 covers all the well known hits what this group has made. From "Ex Girl to Next Girl", "DWYCK", and "You Know My Steez". Not to mention some newly recorded songs such as "Discipline" which features Total, and a B-Side song "Who's Gonna Take The Weight". DJ Premier shows what he can do with Jazz music on "Jazz Thing" while Guru gives an ode to the genre.
Disc 2 will feature more B-Sides and newly recorded songs than the previous disc. Most of the songs on here I haven't heard, because they don't appear on their albums, such as "The ? Remains" , and "So Wassup?". Then you receive a few more of their common songs such as "Step In The Arena", and "Work". The only thing I have to knock about "Work" being on here is that there is one that features Big L, and it doesn't appear here. Thats my small gripe. My favorite track here would be "1/2 & 1/2" featuring M.O.P. Towards the end, you have two new remixed tracks: "The Militia II" featuring W.C. and Rakim, and "You Know My Steez (Three Men & a Lady Remix)" featuring Kurupt and Lady Of Rage.
There is no question in the air that if you're a Gang Starr fan to make Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr into your music collection. It's one of the best "greatest hits" albums out there, not to mention a few more goodies. If you're new to this group, and this is the first album of theres you purchased, I recommend getting their albums as well (to include The Ownerz which was recorded after this album was released). As you can, this is one of the greatest groups out there in hip hop, and this album will show you why. Enjoy. Peace!
Guest Appearances: A+
Musical Vibes: A+"