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on April 10, 2003
This is undeniably one of GangStarr's - and hip-hop's - classic albums. Guru and DJ Premier merge here to create a further evolution of the GangStarr sound. We find Primo in top form here, laying down track after track of jazzy, dusted beats. His influence on genres such as downtempo, acid jazz, and breakbeat aren't emphasized enough (so recognize!!) and can be seen plainly here. Some of my all-time favorites are here: "Take It Personal", "Soliloquy of Chaos", and "Ex Girl". Can't miss.
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on March 27, 2003
This album is probably part of a three way tie with "Moment of Truth", and "Hard to Earn" as well. Athough Guru's raps are impressive and Premo's beats just as good in each of the 3 CD's, this one is their best in my opinion because of the style of hip hop at the time(this is 1992, before the other 2).
As far as the album goes, Guru with his smooth monotone flow is razor sharp and Premo (as always) is unbelievable on the production tip. A definate LP to have in any great hip hop collection. Peace
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on April 2, 1999
'if rap was my house/ you'd be sweeping the yard' It is a hard task to follow up the best rap album ever. But Daily Operation shows how quality the skills of Premier and Guru are. After releasing the brilliant Step In The Arena a year earlier it looked as though they might not be able to release another polished LP, but they proved the world wrong with this example of true hip-hop. Standout tracks; Ex Girl 2 Next Girl, No Shame in My Game, B.Y.S., 2-Deep and Stay-Tuned.
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on September 24, 2004
Get you hands on this album if you ever have the chance to.Wow this is increddible Guru kills every track with some fat raps from 1992 and DJ Premier lays down some murder beats some of the best ever constructed on the history of wax.My Favorites were "The Place where we dwell","Flip a scrip","Don't take it Personal","2Deep","Conspiracy" and "The Illist Brother"

Lyrics-10/10 Production-10/10 X Factor-10/10 Classic-10 Replay10

Total=Perfect 10 out of 10 Fingers
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on March 12, 1999
An outstanding recording in what was to be the final year of hip-hop as we knew it,before the arrival of the faux gangstas,and,subsequently,the faux pimps,(the reason for Biggie's success was his consolidation of both genres,which thankfully ended at his death),when mediocre lyricists like Mase,Puffy and their ilk would have been laughed,if not thrown,off the stage.A great listen from start to finish.My favorite tracks would be:Soliloquy of Chaos,Too Deep,I'm The Man.
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on February 17, 2007
these negative reviews make me HO HUM!!!! my chest hurts from doing it so much. how does one diss the guru? no, he is not the best mc around, but the man delivered classic material!!!!! he is NOT the worst rapper ever. the man just has his own style. that, again, is what i like about him. mix that with primo's beats, and you have ESSENTIALITY at its best. it is presented brilliantly here.
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on April 15, 2006
To my mind, the three greatest hip-hop producers of all time is a set list that is not going to change for quite a while. The Wu-Tang Clan's Rza, Westcoast Kingpin Dr. Dre, and Eastcoast legend DJ Premier are the three sole producers in hip-hop who transcend the genre: their consistency, years in the game, and sheer impact upon the ever-changing sound of rap music is unrivalled. Others like Pete Rock, Havoc and Erick Sermon all have their respective claims, but none are on the same scale as these three. DJ Premier has been less well represented by me. That's all about to change. But, enough of that mini-digression.

Gang Starr are one of hip-hop's immortal duos. Taking the classic rapper-producer combination, this time with Guru as the emcee and the aforementioned DJ Premier as the man behind the boards, the Brooklyn, New York duo have been represented by some of the most consistent records hailing from the Eastcoast. Blending Guru's baritone, fierce opposition to the increasing influencing of the commercial world in hip-hop with Premier's astoundingly sophisticated blend of hard, sparse hip-hop rhythms and flamboyant jazz influences, Gang Starr released a string of top-notch releases throughout the 90's including the excellent "Step in the Arena", "Hard to Earn" and"Moment of Truth". But 1992's "Daily Operation" stands alone as arguably the duo's standout moment: and as my favourite Gang Starr release.

Track Listing

1. Daily Operation Intro

2. The Place Where We Dwell. (4 Stars)

3. Flip the Script. (5 Stars)

4. Ex Girl to Next Girl. (5 Stars)

5. Soliloquy of Chaos. (5 Stars)

6. I'm the Man. Feat Lil Dap & Jeru the Damaja. (5 Stars)

7. 92 Interlude

8. Take it Personal. (5 Stars)

9. 2 Deep. (5 Stars)

10. 24-7 / 365

11. No Shame in My Game. (5 Stars)

12. Conspiracy. (5 Stars)

13. The Illest Brother (5 Stars)

14. Hardcore Composer. (4 Stars)

15. B.Y.S. (4 Stars)

16. Much Too Much (Mack a Mill) (4 1/2 Stars)

17. Take Two and Pass. (5 Stars)

18. Stay Tuned. (4 Stars)
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on January 1, 2008
One emcee and one DJ using classic hip-hop/rap origins of loops and turntable wizardry collectively known as Gang Starr return for their third LP titled Daily Operation. Chanting "...go Brooklyn..." loops for "The Place Where We Dwell" giving props to the borough and what to expect traveling there. Tales of dealing with relationships over a jazzy groove illuminated by the horn arrangement on "Ex Girl To Next Girl". "Soliloquy Of Chaos" hastily moves along with the uncompromising violin sample. The unique "I'm The Man" featuring Little Dap & Jeru the Damaja contains three seperate tracks for each rapper / emcee to plead their case sculpted for each individual. Over the agressive drum kicks "Take It Personal" foundation is found with three simple piano chords also found on "B.Y.S.". Speaking of religion and beliefs as a follower of the Nation of Islam "2 Deep" is celebrated by a glass of champagne. "Conspiracy" holds a message for African Americans to awaken from our state of mind. The self-proclaimed moniker of the "Hardcore Composer" is composed with a deep bass setting the tone. "Much Too Much (Mack A Mil)" is another highlight for the album as they regress to their strength of upbeat jazz loops but delivered in slow motion for smokers on "Take Two And Pass". Concluding at the same pace with Guru's lyrical assualt "...with information like CNN / I can take you there and then / the rest is up to you to choose..." on "Stay Tuned" signified that Gang Starr will continue to deliver their signature sound. Members DJ Premier and the Guru completely produced this entire project including three instrumental interludes without any flaws or fillers.
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on August 7, 2000
This album deserves a second look. After the cross-over success of "Step In The Arena", Guru and Premier had to come up with a proper blend of hard rhymes and dope beats. In this person's humble opinion, they succeeded with flying colors.
From "The Place Where I Dwell" to "Stay Tuned" Guru keeps his rhymes tight, no matter what the tempo. From the slow-paced "Ex Girl To Next Girl" to the hot-tempered "B.Y.S.", Guru keeps the listener on his toes.
Premier keeps the flow going by dropping the type of beats that were unheard of in 1992 until he came around. One of the most unerrated and underappreciated DJ's of all time, Premier has only been outshined on the group's next album. "Ex Girl", in particular, showcases his ability to not only pick the funkiest beats to bounce to, but also gives a good example of his scratching technique.
This is a fine album to be added to any collection. No matter what you're in to, this album will fit the bill.
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on June 13, 1998
Daily Operation is Gangstarr's third full length album. Some sources have labeled it as a jazz release but it however is not. Gangstarr fuses a jazz type sound into there music on occasion. The album is a short step above there previous release "Step in the Arena." Some of the better songs include "Soliloquoy of Chaos", "Ex Girl to Next Girl", "No Shame in My Game", and others. The song "Soliloquoy of Chaos" contains one of the greatest hip-hop beats ever made. It is a beautiful orchestra beat dug up by DJ Premier,(who also produces all of Gangstarr's songs.) Many of the songs on this album are lower key than you would be used to with a Gangstarr release. The Guru brings his signature monotone rapping style to each song which blends well with Premiers incredible beats. Overall, this is a strong rap album which stays true to the underground.
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