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Hard To Earn [Explicit]
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Album: Hard To Earn [Explicit]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Intro (The First Step) More Info...
2)    ALONGWAYTOGO More Info...
3)    Code Of The Streets More Info...
4)    Brainstorm More Info...
5)    Tonz 'O' Gunz More Info...
6)    The Planet More Info...
7)    Aiiight Chill... More Info...
8)    Speak Ya Clout More Info...
9)    DWYCK More Info...
10)    Words From The Nutcracker More Info...
11)    Mass Apeal More Info...
12)    Blowin' Up The Spot More Info...
13)    Suckas Need Bodyguards More Info...
14)    Now You're Mine More Info...
15)    Mostly Tha Voice More Info...
16)    F.A.L.A. More Info...
17)    Comin' For Datazz More Info...
 

Album: Hard To Earn [Explicit]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Intro (The First Step) More Info...
2)    ALONGWAYTOGO More Info...
3)    Code Of The Streets More Info...
4)    Brainstorm More Info...
5)    Tonz 'O' Gunz More Info...
6)    The Planet More Info...
7)    Aiiight Chill... More Info...
8)    Speak Ya Clout More Info...
9)    DWYCK More Info...
10)    Words From The Nutcracker More Info...
11)    Mass Apeal More Info...
12)    Blowin' Up The Spot More Info...
13)    Suckas Need Bodyguards More Info...
14)    Now You're Mine More Info...
15)    Mostly Tha Voice More Info...
16)    F.A.L.A. More Info...
17)    Comin' For Datazz More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Gang Starr: Guru (rap vocals); DJ Premier (scratches).
  • Gang Starr Foundation: Jeru The Damaja, Big Shug, Lil Dap, Melachi The Nutcracker (rap vocals).
  • Recorded at D&D Recording, New York, New York.
  • Lyricists: Greg Nice; Guru; Melachi the Nutcracker; Jeru the Damaja; Lil' Dap; Smooth B.; Big Shug.
  • Audio Mixer: DJ Premier.
  • Recording information: D & D Recording, New York, NY.
  • Photographer: Daniel Hastings.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: George Clinton ; Quincy Jones.
  • On its much-anticipated fourth release, Brooklyn's Gang Starr exhibits the growth and maturity of true professionals, representing hip-hop (not just rap) with an insightful, original perspective on street life and neck-snapping beats that up the ante on creativity. Never compromising its street credibility and respect for commercial hits and mass appeal, this duo has always stuck to the formula most prized in hip-hop: realism. Once again, Gang Starr's commitment to the art form has paid off in an album that is simultaneously innovative, soulful, and slammin'.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (6/2/94, p.70) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Gang Starr have brazenly defied trends, and the result is an achievement like HARD TO EARN..."

Melody Maker (2/12/94, p.31) - "...a further, welcome shot of [Gang Starr's] luxurious, self-contained sound, where atmosphere, rhythm and lyric are joined at the hip, by the hip, for the hip..."

Musician (4/94, p.83) - "...This is music that reflects and responds to New York City: sophisticated, alternately claustrophobic and soothing, violent and cool..."
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