Picks and Pans Review: Moment of Truth
Gang Starr (Noo Trybe/Virgin)
In the big-hype realm of '90s hip hop, Gang Starr is a throwback. Unlike many of their current peers who construct love poems to designer labels, rapper GURU and deejay Premier still stick to no-nonsense, gritty rhymes and to the hip-hop basics: voice and turntable. The marriage of GURU's reflective, socially conscious lyrics and Premier's rugged, soulladen rhythm tracks makes for honest, hard-edged hip hop. With assists from proven hitmakers K-Ci & JoJo Hailey of Jodeci, this CD may enjoy the chart success that has eluded the Gang.
Bottom Line: A good rap
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