Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr available on May 13 2021 from Amazon for 6.03
Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade Of (Music CD) available on May 27 2017 from Base for 9.09
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Product category is MUSIC CD - CD - Rap & Hip-Hop Audio
Manufacturered by EMI
Product weight is 0.4 lbs.
Catalog#: I1 CD69186 2CD A massive double disc packed with 33 tracks--a few new cuts, many old faves, and some rare B-sides--Full Clip presents a decent overview of the group's impressive 10-year sonic canon. Gang Starr standards spanning the likes of "Manifest" (from their 1989 debut, No More Mr. Nice Guy), to the anti stick-up kid rhetoric of "Just to Get a Rep" (off of 1991's Step in the Arena), to "Soliloquy of Chaos", their rapturous criticism of violence at rap shows (culled from 1992's Daily Operation), as well as "Code of the Streets" and "Mass Appeal" (both taken from 1994's Hard to Earn), are all represented in full. Additionally, there are plenty of tasty B-sides like "Credit Is Due" and "The ? Remains", tucked in alongside soundtrack contributions like the pioneering jazz/hip-hop jammie "Jazz Thing" from Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues. And the new tracks, such as the lumbering, scratch-filled "Full Clip", prove that Gang Starr are still very capable of concocting relevant, head-bangin' hip-hop madness. If there are any complaints with Full Clip, it's that the compilation tends to lean more heavily toward the group's later efforts (only one joint off Mr. Nice Guy is included while there are at least five represented from each of their '92, '94, and '98 efforts). Plus there are a few noticeable omissions, specifically "Love Sick", Guru's tasty lament from Step in the Arena. But the gist of the Full Clip compendium is to celebrate Gang Starr's noteworthy career by presenting a broad overview of the duo's work, and to that end, it delivers in spades. --Spence Abbott
This unmissable best of collection of Gang Starr classics is a record accessible to devout fans and those with only a passing interest in Hip-Hop. Guru has always been an intriguing MC for me. A man faithful to his roots but one of the few MC´s who feels drawn to the music´s origins, new wave Jazz and 70´s soul and funk. This CD reflects Guru and Premier´s wide musical palette. The opening track,"Full clip," with his dedication,"Big L rest in peace," is an indication of where their soul lies in the mus..
DJ Premier is possibly the best producer in hip-hop right now. Guru is a brilliant MC and has always been good at story telling and commenting on the current state of hip-hop. A double CD of their greatest hits is an album well worth gettting. There isn't a bad track on the whole album and there is wide range of styles all the way through. As Gangstarr will tell you, this is real hip-hop. Better than the vast majority of hip-hop in the charts right now. If you don't have any Ganstarr albums this is a must b..