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Ownerz [Enhanced]

Gang StarrAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 24, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B00009XG2V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,739 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
2. Put Up Or Shut Up featuring Krumbsnatcha
3. Werdz From The Ghetto Child featuring Smiley
4. Sabotage
5. Rite Where U Stand featuring Jadakiss
6. Skills*
7. Deadly Habitz
8. Nice Girl, Wrong Place featuring Boy Big
9. Peace of Mine
10. Who Got Gunz featuring Fat Joe & M.O.P.
11. Capture (Militia Pt. 3) featuring Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx
12. PLAYTAWIN
13. Riot Akt
14. (Hiney)
15. Same Team, No Games featuring NYG'z & H. Stax
16. In This Life... featuring Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo
17. The Ownerz
18. Zonin'
19. Eulogy

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gang Starr Stays Solid June 24, 2003
Format:Audio CD
It is sad that we are in a society that promotes mindless [stuff] like 50 cent, nelly, and ja rule. I dont even listen to the radio, or watch mtv anymore because all they do is play the same songs over and over, im sick of that nonsense. I wish more people would understand just how great Gang Starr is. The street-smart, monotone flows of the Guru, and the perfect production by Premier goes overlooked by more commercialized, mainstream releases. After listening to this cd for the first time, my fear of Gang Starr selling out disappeared. Not their best cd, but it is great in it's own way, and outstanding compared to everything else out there today. Im very happy to say that Gang Starr is still my favorite rap group, and that they have not sold out like jay z, snoop dogg, and anyone who gets their beats from the Neptunes. 10/10 -IF YOU ARE A HIP HOP FAN, BUY THIS ALBUM, AND EVERY OTHER GANG STARR RELEASE.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
For those that grew up on Gang Starr and witnessed their growth, from the amateurish "No More Mr. Nice Guy" to the mind-blowing "Moment of Truth," "The Ownerz" is a disappointment. It could be argued that after creating one of the best hip-hop albums of all time in 1998, Guru and DJ Premier had no where to go but down, and that regression is evident on "The Ownerz." For the most part, the LP tries to rehash the formula used on "MOT" (19 tracks, with a sequel to "Militia" and familiar faces such as Krumbsnatcha and M.O.P.) with minor success. There are moments of brilliance, such as "Riot Akt," "Sabotage," and "Put Up Or Shut Up," and others that make you want to cringe, such as "Eulogy," "Capture," and "Same Team, No Games," with their underwhelming beats and generic formulas. As well, long-time fans will struggle to figure out where Gang Starr stand on social issues, as the uplifting insight of Moment of Truth's "Robbin Hood Theory" flies out the window with "Who Got Gunz." Despite these setbacks, the reality in today's hip-hop genre is that DJ Premier is still one of the greatest producers of all time and Gang Starr continue to be one of the best hip-hop groups around. Like Talib Kweli's "Beautiful Struggle," "The Ownerz" loses points for its lack of creativity but remains superior to much of what the mainstream has to offer. Listen to this album online or borrow it from a friend before purchasing. You may be slightly disappointed or pleasantly surprised. 3.5 Stars.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Remnants of a lost era... July 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
GANGSTARR. Probably the closest Hip-Hop will ever get to it's own Rolling Stones or Santana.
Gangstarr is the last surviving MC/DJ duo. Ever since NO MORE MR. NICE GUY (an album that even THEY consider as a CHEAP DEMO-TAPE), they have consistantly put out banger after banger. With Keith "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal" Elam, with his trademarked mellowed-out monotone voice, and Chris "DJ Premier/Primo" Martin, with his trademarked 'always-imitated-never-duplicated' beatwork, these two have stood the tests of time, with many of their recording still sounding great after all those years. While most longstanding Hip-Hop artists wind up changing up to keep with the times while losing sight of what made them great, Gangstarr hardly ever changed, except only giving themselves slight updates (Like Primo going from original loops to sample-chopping), and have still remained relevant.
After their last masterpeice, MOMENT OF TRUTH (and the following DECADE OF HITS comp), many of us (myself included) were getting a little worried about these guys. Guru got himself involved in some WACK projects, like the un-jazzy JAZZMATAZZ III: STREETSOUL and the absolutely horrid BALDHEAD SLICK & THE CLIQUE (Ouch...it hurts to even TYPE that title) compilation record. Meanwhile, Primo started spreading himself PAPER-THIN by giving out beats to EVERYBODY, from Jigga to Sauce Money, from LL to Limp Biskit. Now if you're handing out beats to Limp Biskit, YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO SLOW DOWN!!! These guys, Primo in particular, started to prostitute themselves to BUSTA-RHYMES-levels. It got to the point where the only way I could ever prepare myself for their next album is by AVOIDING as much of their material as possible, until the next album is released. People asked, will they EVER meet the challenge?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surpasses Anything Produced Today July 23, 2005
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Format:Audio CD
This may not be Gang Starr's best work, but it sure examplifies true hip hop craftmanship. Premier's beats have again elevated, sounding both crisp and rugged and Guru supplies street commentary at its best. A notch lower than the masterpiece "Moment of Truth" due to multiple guest appearances and two filer tracks (Intro & Hiney). If you are in doubt about the quality of today's hip hop, pick up this album because there is still hope out there for a pure, timeless and well structured sound.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gangstarr is back with , "The Ownerz" April 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
its been 5 years since the Hip-Hop Classic "Moment Of Truth" , Now Gangstarr is back with "The Ownerz" , a very good release... , they been doing this since 1989 , "No More Mr.Nice Guy .." , and still they have it.. i wanna give my rating for this album ( for every song ).. here we go.
1. Intro , a good start for this great album... , i always loved the line " and all i know , lets get back to the program " , good Intro.
2. Put Up Or Shut Up , good song.. nice lyrics , great opening..
, good song.. nice lyrics , great opening..
3. Werdz From The Ghetto Child , a very short song.. , good beat. , 3/5
4. Sabotage , again a short song , but very nicely... done , lyrics , beat , its all there , 5/5

5. Rite Where You Stand feat Jadakiss , the first single of this great album , and it deserves to be because it is one of my favorites on this album.. , a VERY good beat... , lyrics are just amazing.. , and jada's verse is very good... , 6/5
6. Skillz , second single , and again one of my favorites on this album.. , good choice to be a single.. , it has it all , 5/5
7. Deadly Habitz , good song.. , amazing lyrics , just the typical Gangstarr song.. , very good , 4/5
8. Nice Girl , Wrong Place , I didnt really like this song.. , its just not my type of song .. , 3/5
9. Peace Of Mine , good one , 5/5
10. Who Got Gunz feat M.O.P. and Fat Joe , first of all.. , i dont really like "Fat Joe" , and the lyrics are not to good... , talkin about guns... , not really good. 3/5
11. Militia part 3 , very good song.. , good Guests.. , beat was amazing.... , 5/5
12. Playtawin , again not really good... , its just not my type of song.. 2/5
13. Riot AKT , very good , 5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sick Wit This Flava
It is not surprising that Gang Starr has had longevity in this game, since the late 80's to be exact. Read more
Published on October 20, 2007 by Soul Groove
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album with nice bonuses
I'm a huge Gang Starr fan so this album is very nice to me. As a collector of Gang Starr, Nas and Lupe Fiasco alums, I always appreciate CD's that come with bonus tracks so the two... Read more
Published on February 23, 2007 by Mark Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars The only golden-age artists to endure the turn of the century..
Whether some'd like to admit it or not, Gang Starr are the only hip-hop artists to still succeed, musically, in the new millenium. Read more
Published on November 29, 2006 by Pablo
4.0 out of 5 stars Gang Starr Pulls Together (Rating: 8 out of 10- -4 Stars)
This was my very first Gang Starr album that I bought back in 2003. I was familiar with Primo's production, because he was producing for almost every other artist after the "Moment... Read more
Published on November 8, 2006 by Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST CD OF 2003
THIS CD BANGS ALL THE WAY THROUGH DJ PREMIER (I DONT KNOW HOW TO SPELL HIS NAME) AND GURU . GURU NAMES STAND FOR GIFTED.UNLIMTED.RYHMES.and UNIVERSAL. MY FAVORITE TRACKS ARE . Read more
Published on April 15, 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ending of Gang Starr
This is the finale of Gang Starr. Yes Guru will go on with his solo career, and Premo will continue to be the best producer out there. This album was a great way to go out. Read more
Published on February 25, 2006 by Tony Stark
5.0 out of 5 stars I finally picked this up
This is a solid CD, nearly all the tracks are solid gold, on par and in some ways better than Moment of Truth. Read more
Published on November 6, 2005 by Samsung Mitsubishi
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing follow-up to one of the best albums: Moment Of Truth
Moment Of Truth is a classic, one of the best rapalbums of all time so this album which is only okay is of course dissapointing... Read more
Published on October 14, 2005 by D3strukchun
4.0 out of 5 stars THIS ALBUM IS BRAND NEW
YO THE PROBLEM WITH THIS ALBUM IS THAT IT CAME AFTER THERE BEST EFFORT IN MOMENT OF TRUTH. IT IS STILL FIRE! THAT'S LIKE ANY ALBUM MICHAEL JACKSON DID AFTER THRILLER. Read more
Published on April 30, 2005 by The admiral
5.0 out of 5 stars THE REALEST ALBUM OF 2003
It's a shame this album didn't go as high as it deserved. A long time after "Full Clip". Despite the fact that this was slept on, Gang Starr's sixth album was strictly 'hood. Read more
Published on February 24, 2005 by Jon a.k.a. Dragon
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