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Rap Flashback – Gang Starr

Gang-Starr-No-More-Mr.-Nice-GuyOn this date in 1989, Gang Starr’s debut album No More Mr. Nice Guy was released.  Though Step into the Arena would be their breakout album, as DJ Premier would gain full range of his sonic mix, the heavy scratching and jazz influence that embodied their sound begins on Nice Guy. The album peaked at #83 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts and gained critical acclaim for its unique sound and positive lyrics, contributing to the foundation of what is now often called “alternative rap.” 

With this mantel in mind and the late, great, Guru’s Boston roots, Gang Starr, we salute you.

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