Album Details

RELEASE
May 05, 1992
LABEL
Virgin
GENRES
Rap, Golden Age, East Coast Rap, Political Rap, Jazz-Rap

Album Review

On Step in the Arena, DJ Premier and Guru hit upon their mature sound, characterized by sparse, live jazz samples, Premier's cut-up scratching, and Guru's direct, unwavering streetwise monotone; but, with Daily Operation, the duo made their first masterpiece. From beginning to end, Gang Starr's third full-length album cuts with the force and precision of a machete and serves as an ode to and representation of New York and hip-hop underground culture. The genius of Daily Operation is that Guru's microphone skills are perfectly married to the best batch of tracks Premier had ever come up with. Guru has more of a presence than he has ever had, slinking and pacing through each song like a man with things on his mind, ready to go off at any second. Premier's production has an unparalleled edge here. He created the minimalist opening track, "The Place Where We Dwell," out of a two-second drum-solo sample and some scratching, but is also able to turn around and create something as lush and melodic as the jazz-tinged "No Shame in My Game" without ever seeming to be out of his element, making every track of the same sonic mind. For an underground crew, Gang Starr has always had a knack for crafting memorable vocal hooks to go with the expert production, and they multiply both aspects on Daily Operation. Every song has some attribute that stamps it indelibly into the listener's head, and it marks the album as one of the finest of the decade, rap or otherwise.
Stanton Swihart, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Daily Operation (Intro)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/daily-operation/id723552990?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. The Place Where We Dwell
  3. Flip the Script
  4. Ex Girl to Next Girl
  5. Soliloquy of Chaos
  6. I'm the Man
  7. 92 Interlude
  8. Take It Personal
  9. 2 Deep
  10. 24-7-365https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/daily-operation/id723552990?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. No Shame in My Game
  12. Conspiracy
  13. The Illest Brother
  14. Hardcore Composer
  15. B.Y.S.
  16. Much Too Much [Mack A Mil]
  17. Take Two and Pass
  18. Stay Tuned
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