Group Starr - Studio Discography 1989-2006 [FLAC]

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Gang Starr — Studio Discography 1989-2006 [FLAC]



The most persuasive MC-and-DJ tandem of the 1990s, Team Starr set new standards for East Skim rap with a up of antediluvian-«90s touchstones, Heed in the Arena (1991) and Always Shamus (1992), whose entreaty has only grown over the decades. Source with these notable releases, both listeners and critics heaped mounds of exalt upon Guru and DJ Chief Executive -- the former because of his socially deliberate lyrics and no-crap viewpoint, the latter because of his DJ-line hit the road drive off-making and jazzy peaceful. Following Heed in the Arena and Always Shamus, Chief Executive became one of New York»s most demanded producers, crafting hits for the city«s finest MCs, including the Embarrassing B.I.G., Nas, Jay-Z, and KRS-One. Guru besides collaborated with more than enough of well-known artists -- Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, N»Dea Davenport -- on his unaccompanied launching, Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (1993), and its series of believe in-ups. Following Tough to Clear (1994) -- the duo's fourth Team Starr collaboration overall -- Guru and Chief Executive began focusing chiefly on their unaccompanied projects, reuniting irregularly -- too irregularly, many fans felt -- for albums such as Second of Genuineness (1998) and The Ownerz (2003). During this full stop of unaccompanied enterprise, Team Starr became increasingly recognized as a reference, one that critics and hip-hop purists generally cited as a model-bearer for streetwise, socially deliberate East Skim rap.

Guru (born Keith Edward Elam on July 17, 1966, in Boston, MA; died following a brawl with cancer on April 19, 2010) and Chief Executive (born Christopher Edward Martin on Walk 21, 1966, in Houston, TX) began working together in 1989. Guru had founded Team Starr a link years earlier, in 1987, and had already established a working relationship with Mad Drop Records. The partnership of Guru and Chief Executive as Team Starr led to a formative launching album, No More Mr. Enjoyably Guy (1989), and its featured apart, «Words I Manifest.» The DJ-underscore chase «DJ Chief Executive in Weighty Concentration» is another highlight of the album, which used up years out of type. Between albums, in 1990, Guru and Chief Executive contributed a long explanation, «Jazz Article,» to the Mo« Better Blues soundtrack. Team Starr afterward moved to Chrysalis Records for their second album, Heed in the Arena (1991), on which they perfected the method of their launching, that is, a gross, tough-hitting jazz-rap assembly line, with Premier»s overbearing DJ wounding, over which Guru«s brawl-rap-hardened yet smoothly delivered lyrics -- often day-dreaming, sly, and streetsmart -- take covey of grouse. Team Starr»s third album, Always Shamus (1992), furthered the duo«s method stylistically; by many considered an East Skim rap notable, it»s arguably Guru and Premier's finest drudgery, along with its predecessor.

Source in 1993, Guru and Chief Executive began working severally. Guru«s launching album, Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (1993), took the so-called jazz-rap line to a new uniform, featuring jazz musicians such as Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd, and Roy Ayers, along with lodger vocalists such as N»Dea Davenport (of the Make New Heavies) and MC Solaar (of French rap eminence). Meanwhile, Chief Executive produced six tracks for KRS-One«s unaccompanied launching, Restoring of the Roar Bap (1993); moreover, in 1994 he proceeded to spark three tracks for Nas» launching, Illmatic («N.Y. Dignified of Wish,» «Memory Lane [Sittin« in da ],» «Represent»); two for the Embarrassing B.I.G.«s launching, Primed to Die («Unbelievable,» an unreleased remix of «Machine Gun Funk»); five for the self-titled launching of Branford Marsalis» Buckshot LeFonque project; the everything of Jeru the Damaja«s launching, The Sun Rises in the East; and also a small of remixes for various artists. Among all of this enterprise, Guru and Chief Executive base prematurely to memento their fourth album, Tough to Clear (1994), which was more hardcore-fashioned -- as was the line at the prematurely, in the wake of Ruin Row»s mutiny -- than on Team Starr albums and, also unequivalent to on efforts, featured lodger rappers. The album spawned the duo»s biggest hit to assignation, «Mass Entreaty,» their first to condition the Billboard Hot 100 singles table (peaking at 67).

Following Tough to Clear, Guru and Chief Executive resumed their unaccompanied enterprise. Guru released Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Actuality (1995) and a various-artists compilation, Guru Presents Ill Kid Records (1995), while Chief Executive produced the majority of Livin« Facts (1995), the launching of Team Starr affiliates Set Territory (a duo comprised of Lil» Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker, who both had been featured on Tough to Clear). Also in 1995, Chief Executive produced three tracks on KRS-One, the rapper«s second unaccompanied album; and two tracks on Comprise It Down, the third album by Das EFX; as well as assorted remixes and one-off productions. While Guru remained more or less languid during 1996-1997, releasing no unaccompanied albums, Chief Executive stayed elaborate, producing the everything of Jeru the Damaja»s second album, Wrath of the Math (1996); five tracks on Bahamadia«s launching, Kollage (1996); six on M.O.P.»s second album, Firing Band (1996); three on Jay-Z«s launching, Intelligent Question (1996) («D»evils,« »Friend or Foe,« »Bring It On«); one on Nas« second album, It Was Written (1996) (»I Gave You Power«); two on Jay-Z»s second album, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997) (»A Million & One Questions,« »Friend or Foe «98»); two on the Embarrassing B.I.G.»s second album, Way Of Life After Ruin (1997) («Kick in the Door,» «Ten Snap Commandments»); four on O.C.«s second album, Jewelz (1997); two on Rakim»s unaccompanied launching, The 18th Exactly (1997); two on the Lady of Rage's launching, Necessary Roughness (1997); and more.

In 1998, after four years between albums, Team Starr returned with Second of Genuineness, their first album to table one (on the R&B/Hip-Hop album table, that is; it peaked at six overall, still their best showing commercially to assignation). Second of Genuineness was a outstanding departure from on Team Starr efforts, very much stylish in style; for example, the album features numerous guests (Inspectah Deck, Scarface, G. Dep, K-Ci & JoJo, M.O.P.) and hollow out little vestige of the duo«s jazz-rap beginnings. The up apart, «You Know My Steez,» became the second Team Starr hit to condition into the Billboard Hot 100 table (peaking at 76). A double-dealing-disc retrospective, Uncensored Whack: A Decade of Team Starr (1999), afterward obvious the duo»s ten-year anniversary. In the years that followed, Guru and Chief Executive continued to nave on their own drudgery. Guru continued his Jazzmatazz series, source with a third measure, Streetsoul, in 2000; he also released unaccompanied rap albums, source with Baldhead Smarmy & da Click (2001). The next Guru freedom, Idea 7.0: The Suiting Someone To A T Scriptures, arrived in 2005 on his new marker, 7 Overdone Records; the album featured beats by Solar, who would assay to be an foremost contributor on additional 7 Overdone releases. The fourth measure of Jazzmatazz, including the regular array of lodger vocalists and instrumentalists, was issued in the summer of 2007, along with the «raw» buddy disc Guru«s Jazzmatazz — The Timebomb: to the Tomorrow»s Mixtape. Guru 8.0: Vanished and Base, the rapper«s next 7 Overdone uncensored-at long last, followed in 2009. Chief Executive continued his assembly enterprise, working with superstars such as Jay-Z, Nas, and Clich, as well as nonconformist rappers such as Royce da 5»9", Termanology, and NYG'z; he even dabbled in mainstream pop, most meaningfully working extensively with Christina Aguilera on her double-dealing-disc album to Basics (2006).

As for Team Starr, Guru and Chief Executive did reunite for The Ownerz (2003), a noted restoring to format, but the reunion proved uncivil-lived, leaving -catalog collections such as Massiveness Entreaty: The Best of Team Starr (2006) to squeeze the emptiness. Sad To Relate, Guru died at age 43 on April 19, 2010 after battling cancer, torment a crux revilement, and for a prematurely falling into a coma.

1989 - No More Mr. Enjoyably Guy
1991 - Heed in the Arena
1992 - Always Operation
1994 - Tough to Earn
1998 - Second of Truth
1999 - Uncensored Whack: A Decade of Team Starr [2-CD]
2003 - The Ownerz
2006 - Massiveness Entreaty: The Best of Team Starr

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