Monday, May 17, 2010

The 11 Best Songs By Gang Starr


This has been a weird year for music deaths.  It seems like there's a new death every couple weeks.  And it's not minor players or older musicians.  Each of them has been a pivotal member of their musical legacy.  Alex Chilton was Big Star.  Mark Linkous was Sparklehorse.  Jay Reatard was his own sound.  Malcom Maclaren helped invent hip-hop.  Dio had a solo career and was the other face of Black Sabbath.   Add to the list Guru...without Guru, there is no Gang Starr.  A very underrated hip-hop band.  Also, his side project Jazzmatazz was one of the first to fuse hip-hop and jazz.  An innovator, a talented MC, a legend.

RIP Guru.

This list is only a sample of all the great music Guru made with Gang Starr and in no way a definitive account.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By Gang Starr:

1.  Skills (The Ownerz)
2.  Code of The Streets (Hard To Earn)
3.  Work (Moment of Truth)
4.  Blowin' Up The Spot (Hard To Earn)
5.  Tonz O Gunz (Hard To Earn)
6.  Battle (8 Mile)
7.  Mass Appeal (Hard To Earn)
8.  Execution of A Chump (Step Into The Arena)
9.  In This Life... (The Ownerz)
10.  Moment of Truth (Moment of Truth)
11.  Jazz Music (No More Mr. Nice Guy)

Buy albums from Gang Starr's catalogue now!

1 comment:

Neil said...

Malcolm McLaren helped invent hip-hop? I wouldn't go that far, like!