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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr
     

Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr

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by Gang Starr
 

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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 of the longest continuous acts on

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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 of the longest continuous acts on the rap scene, beginning with 1989's No More Mr. Nice Guy and a spot on the soundtrack to Spike Lee's 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. And as demonstrated by Premier's stunning productions on classic early tracks like "Who's Gonna Take the Weight," "Words I Manifest," and "Just to Get a Rep," Gang Starr hit its stride early, and just kept on hitting peak after peak during the '90s with "Speak Ya Clout," "Code of the Streets," "Tonz 'O' Gunz," and "You Know My Steez." And new tracks, usually the bane of any best-of collection, provide quite a few highlights here -- including "Full Clip," "Discipline" (featuring Total), and "All 4 Tha Ca$h." Also, the set compiles several notable B-sides -- "The ? Remainz," "Credit Is Due," and "You Know My Steez (Remix)" -- as well as soundtrack works like "1/2 & 1/2" (from Blade), "Gotta Get Over" (from Trespass), and "The Militia II (Remix)" (from Belly). Though Guru's monotone raps can grate over the course of two hours, Full Clip documents one of the best, most underrated hip-hop groups ever, from their jazzy beginnings into Premier's harder productions from the mid-'90s and beyond.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724384727925
catalogNumber:
47279
Rank:
43640

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gang Starr   Primary Artist
Scarface   Track Performer
DJ Premier   Sampling
Joe Quinde   Bass
Rakim   Track Performer
WC   Track Performer
Big Shug   Track Performer
M.O.P.   Track Performer
K-Ci & JoJo   Track Performer
Peter Hunstein   Sampling

Technical Credits

Gang Starr   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Guru   Composer,Producer
DJ Premier   Composer,Programming,Producer
Mike Dickerson   Composer
Keith Elam   Composer
Branford Marsalis   Composer
C. Miller   Composer
Shlomo Sonnenfeld   Engineer
Brad Jordan   Composer
Yorum Vazan   Engineer
Lisle Leete   Engineer
M.O.P.   Producer
Joel "JoJo" Hailey   Composer
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey   Composer
Peter Hunstein   Programming
Brent Rollins   Art Direction
Chris E. Martin   Composer
C.F. Martin   Composer
Chairman Mao   Liner Notes

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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So many messages conveyed in this compilation. Truly, hip hops greatest group...no diss to Public Enemy...but the beats are always on point...Must get if your a classic hip hop collector
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be the most underated album of this century! Every song leads on from one another like a story! each song is great especially The Militia & Above The Clouds!When I heard this my dreams had been fullfilled! One Love
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nope! it's just a continuation of what has been a brilliant decade for the duo of Guru and Dj Premier. This 2-CD set captures the greatest moments from every Gang Starr Album in the last ten years, and goes even further as to include work from maxi-singles and soundtracks. Checkout highlights such as ''Mass Appeal'', ''Words i Manifest'', ''Soliloquy of Chaos'', ''1/2& 1/2'',''Dwyck'', and many many more! This collection is nothing less than perfection!