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Moment of Truth [Explicit Lyrics]

Gang StarrAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

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listen  1. You Know My Steez [Explicit]Gang Starr 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Robbin Hood TheoryGang Starr 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Work [Explicit]Gang Starr 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Royalty (Feat. K-CI Jojo) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring K-Ci Jojo 5:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring Inspectah Deck 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. JFK 2 LAXGang Starr 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Itz A Set Up (Feat. Hannibal) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring Hannibal 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Moment Of Truth [Explicit]Gang Starr 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. B.I. vs. Friendship (Feat. M.O.P.) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring M.O.P. 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Militia (Feat. Big Shug And Freddie Foxxx) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring Big Shug And Freddie Foxxx 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Rep Growz Bigga [Explicit]Gang Starr 4:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. What I'm Here 4 [Explicit]Gang Starr 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. She Knowz What She Wantz [Explicit]Gang Starr 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. New York Strait Talk [Explicit]Gang Starr 4:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. My Advice 2 You [Explicit]Gang Starr 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Make 'Em Pay (Feat. Krumbsnatcha) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring Krumbsnatcha 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. The Mall (Feat. G-Dep & Shiggy Sha) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring G-Dep & Shiggy Sha 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Betrayal (Feat. Scarface) [Explicit]Gang Starr Featuring Scarface 5:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Next Time [Explicit]Gang Starr 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. In Memory Of... [Explicit]Gang Starr 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (March 31, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000006041
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,451 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect January 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
OK, I'm sparing with my 5 star reviews, and I don't like to gush, but Guru and Preme have earned it. I don't actually think it's possible to make a flawless album, because no matter how good you do there always has to be something you could have done better...but this is as close to flawless as it gets. Premier might not be everywhere the way the Neptunes are, but over the past decade he's proven himself to be the top producer. Guru has a wise-sounding, street-smart monotone and the lyrics to match it. And they've been a rap duo for over a decade, which means they've blended their styles perfectly.
Guru was right to name himself the "King of Monotone." Although I don't agree with him that it's "mostly tha voice," he definitely works wonders with his on this album. Guru's voice on this album is thicker and deeper than his past work, making him sound ever wiser, and it has you listening to every word. And he doesn't disappoint. The subject matter on this album is very street. A lot of it, of course, is directed at all the "sucka MCs." The rhymes in these are nice, and once again, the voice carries him on, giving him a sound like he's more mature and superior to his other rap colleagues. Other songs deal with real issues. He rhymes about the degradation of hip-hop, enlightening the urban youth, his connection with his music, women, the way the system attacks street-dwellers, coming up as an MC in New York, struggling through hard times, betrayal, death...and the whole time, it has this "been there, done that" feel so you know he knows exactly what he's talking about and he means every word. Skill-wise, Guru is consistent and never has wack lines, but it's the words themselves and the sage-like delivery that are the winners here.
DJ Premier isn't about making top 40 single beats.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC AMONG CLASSICS February 5, 2001
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Gangstarr will forever bring classics to the hip-hop's underground table, but MOMENT OF TRUTH is their best work yet. Primo presents superior production to match Guru's astonishing lyrics. Hip-hops most respected duo has done it again, and this time they mean business. The title of the album MOMENT OF TRUTH says it all. Guru is tired of worthless emcees such as DMX and Jay Z making a killing off of overrated garbage. Its really sad true talent is only noticed by the real hip-hop heads in this commercial driven industry. If only more people would open their minds and see that real hip-hop is not who has the most money, or who is pushin the nicest car. Hip-hop is about a microphone and the words that are spit into it. Gangstarr is simply remarkable. With tracks such as "Royalty" and "You Know My Steez" there is no way any real hip-hop fan would be dissapointed in this classic. Artist such as MOP and Scarface deliver wicked lyrics to a couple of tracks. My favorite track "Above the Clouds" featuring Inspeck from the wu (even though im not a wu fan anymore)is a MASTERPIECE and will forever get mad play from me when I feel like hearing something real. All the tracks are superb and will gain the respect of any real hip-hop hippy. SIMPLY REMARKABLE NO OTHER ALBUM COMES CLOSE....
josh warren ~ hip-hop analyst
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album October 18, 2005
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Catch the best duo hip hop history has to offer at their personal best and you've got the "Moment of Truth". Primo has never before strung together an album of beats so tight. Almost every single track is a classic, with memorable melody and memorable lyrics. I honestly haven't heard the album in over a year now and I can still recall the intricacies and lyrics of each track. This is one of those albums that you throw in and just let it ride. No need to skip tracks. What's the last album you could actually say that about? I killed this album to death when it came out and I always find myself revisiting it when hip hop lets me down. This is one of the best albums in hip hop, period.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underground will live forever baby ! February 2, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The title describes it, as long as groups like Gang Starr represent, the underground will never die. And that's exactly what i wanna hear, underground rap and not this fake azz commercial radio hip hop stuff ! This Album is real, DJing and MCing in it's purest form, Primo's beats are burning my ears and the lyrics of Guru are very deep and they hittin' me everytime. This album got 20 cuts of pure magic - but what would you expect from the dopest producer of all time? I gave this album five stars because i couldn't find a sixth one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz-infused "smart rap" February 12, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
There's 2 thing y'all should know before you read this: 1. This is my first Gang Starr album and 2. I'm white Anyway, as a fan of rap, I've always been angered by the limited vocabulary of rappers (aiight! Yo! Word!)and their boasting of being intelligent without actually showing. So after acquiring the taste for intelligent hip-hop, like The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, and A Tribe Called Quest, I decided to try out Guru and Primo. Moment of Truth is not rap, it's pure HIP-HOP. Hip-hop is what makes rap music. It is the fundamental basis of making a good record and DJ Primier serves up the beats like they were going out of style. Of course, Guru is probably one of the most intelligent rappers out there (with Black Thought, Mos Def, KRS-One, and Chuck D). The best tracks are, "You Know my Steez", "Above The Clouds", "The Rep Grows Bigga" and "The milita" But actually, it's all good! BUY MOMENT OF TRUTH NOW!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars top good
Under rated group with so much heart,love them a lot for their style and contribution to music, would like to see them gain more rep
Published 3 months ago by Kyle Deutsch
5.0 out of 5 stars classic album
the classic album guru and premier! I think its their best album a must have for any hip hop head
Published 4 months ago by Pedro S Aguilera
4.0 out of 5 stars their best sound
i think hard to earn is a better album overall, but this one has that perfect gangstar sound. chunky kicks, squishy yet snappy snares, crackly samples. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Anthony M. Levine
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album is the Truth
This Album is pacc'd with hit's,the best tracc's are You Know My Steez!!!,Royalty!!! ft K-ci & JoJo,Above The Clouds!!! ft I-N-S,JFK 2 LAX!!!, Moment of Truth,B.I. vs Friendship!!! Read more
Published 8 months ago by SxS
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Hip Hop Album: How hip hop is supposed to sound!
I was spoiled when this was one of the first hip hop albums I ever heard. I passionately looped the album continuously for months. Read more
Published 9 months ago by kshihop
5.0 out of 5 stars Should have got a 5 mic and XXL rating
Wow incredible album, best they ever did period along with hard to earn & the ownerz close behind.Premier creates his best beats every even though he hardly has a wack beat, and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by The Abstract
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the greatest albums (inspirational peaceful but stronk)
This album helped me get through my sophomore year of college, and helped me turn my grades around and start looking at the most positive and launched me towards some of the most... Read more
Published 19 months ago by OliverOL
5.0 out of 5 stars Still in my cd player
Everyone says so much good things about this album so i try to find negative things about it all i could say is theres two tracks i skip but that doesnt stop me from giving it five... Read more
Published 21 months ago by hip hop fan
5.0 out of 5 stars GangStar 4 Life- R.I.P. Guru
I've been jammin GangStar since they first came out in 1988! I got caught up in the Gangsta Rap Era in the mid to late 90s and actually did not cop this album when it came out in... Read more
Published on October 18, 2010 by P. Pleasant
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgetable
It's nice to see that there are people out there, albeit not many, that recognize true genius. I remember sleeping anxiously for days waiting for this album to come out when I was... Read more
Published on August 25, 2009 by Jose Ferrer
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Fav producers or producer ?
How about pete rock ,dj premier ,q tip, extra p, marley marl and also showbiz, diamond d,the nonce, and the new jacks ant from atmosphere, ohmega whatts, el p, celph titled, rjd2, automator ,dangermouse and the roots I could go on but these are producers who I respect the most.
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