By the release of Moment of Truth in the spring of 1998, Gang Starr were rap veterans, having spent nearly ten years as professionals. That elapsed time meant that the album was positioned as something of a comeback, since the duo had been inactive for four years, and it had been even longer since they had a hit. They knew they had to come back hard, and Moment of Truth almost accomplishes their goals. Retaining the swing of their jazz-rap fusions, Gang Starr nevertheless have their rhythms hit at a street level, and Guru's rhymes are his best in years. It may not have the thrill of discovery that made their first albums so exciting, and it does suffer from a few slow spots, but on the whole it's a successful return.
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Performance CreditsGang Starr Primary Artist
Scarface Track Performer
DJ Premier scratching,Keyboards
Freddie Foxxx Track Performer
Big Shug Track Performer
M.O.P. Track Performer
K-Ci & JoJo Track Performer
Inspectah Deck Track Performer
Mark Spier Sampling
Krumb Snatcha Mobsters Track Performer
G. Dep Track Performer
JoJo Track Performer
Technical CreditsMonk Higgins Engineer
DJ Premier Producer,drum programming
Mike Dean Engineer
Keith Elam Composer
Eddie Sancho Engineer
Joel "JoJo" Hailey Composer
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey Composer
Chris E. Martin Composer
Eric Murray Composer
Jamal Grinnage Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Moment of Truth based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This quite possibly the best album that came out in 98. You can listen to this album all the way through. Primos beats are just sick, and Guru is at his best on the mic. With Freddy Foxxx, MOP, Krumb Snatcha, Shug, and Scarface puttin it down on hot tracks.
Just put Guru and Premier together then add an allstar cast and you get one of the best Cd's of the late 90's. Guru is just sick with his rhyme scheme and you know premier will hit you with the perfect beats. Just check out ''Work'', ''You know my steez, and the best track on the album in this critcs opinion ''Above the clouds''. Five stars is a must for this example of rap perfection.
Everyone talks about all of the other albums that were released in '98 that sold millions: such as Aquemini, Hard Knock Life, and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Not saying that they were bad, but this album just blows them all out of the water because it so simple, yet so extraordinary!Definitely one of my favorite albums of all time!