Daily Operation

Daily Operation is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr. It was released by Chrysalis Records on May 5, 1992.[4] It peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200 chart.[5]

Daily Operation
Gang Starr Daily Operation.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 1992 (1992-05-05)
Studio
GenreEast Coast hip hop[1]
Length53:50
LabelChrysalis
Producer
Gang Starr chronology
Step in the Arena
(1991)
Daily Operation
(1992)
Hard to Earn
(1994)
Singles from Daily Operation
  1. "Take It Personal"
    Released: March 30, 1992[2]
  2. "Ex Girl to Next Girl"
    Released: August 18, 1992[3]
  3. "2 Deep"
    Released: 1992

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Orlando Sentinel     [6]
RapReviews9.5/10[7]
Rolling Stone     [8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [9]
Select4/5[10]
The Source3.5/5[11]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5[12]

Stanton Swihart of AllMusic wrote: "From beginning to end, Gang Starr's third full-length album cuts with the force and precision of a machete and serves as an ode to and representation of New York and hip-hop underground culture."[1] He added: "Every song has some attribute that stamps it indelibly into the listener's head, and it marks the album as one of the finest of the decade, rap or otherwise."[1]

In 2017, Complex placed it at number 41 on the "Best Rap Albums of the '90s" list.[13]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Daily Operation (Intro)"0:27
2."The Place Where We Dwell"2:27
3."Flip the Script"4:02
4."Ex Girl to Next Girl"4:40
5."Soliloquy of Chaos"3:13
6."I'm the Man" (featuring Lil Dap and Jeru the Damaja)4:05
7."'92 Interlude"0:28
8."Take It Personal"3:07
9."2 Deep"3:38
10."24-7/365"0:24
11."No Shame in My Game"3:55
12."Conspiracy"2:48
13."The Illest Brother"4:44
14."Hardcore Composer"3:17
15."B. Y. S."3:06
16."Much Too Much (Mack a Mil)"3:30
17."Take Two and Pass"3:18
18."Stay Tuned"2:31

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • DJ Premier – producer, beats, scratches, mixing
  • "The Guru" – vocals, producer, mixing
  • Lil Dap – vocals (6)
  • Jeru the Damaja – vocals (6)
  • Eddie Sancho – engineering
  • Lisle Leete – recording (13), engineering
  • Yorum Vazan – mixing (13)
  • Eddie Snacho – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Marc Cozza – art direction, design
  • Matt Gunther – photography
  • April Walker – fashion styling

ChartsEdit

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 65
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Swihart, Stanton. "Daily Operation – Gang Starr". AllMusic. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/ex-girl-to-next-girl-mw0000095684
  3. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/ex-girl-to-next-girl-mw0000095684
  4. ^ Williams, Todd (May 9, 2017). "25 Years Later: Gang Starr's 'Daily Operation' Forged a Path for Hardcore Individuality". The Boombox. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Gang Starr Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Gettelman, Parry (June 12, 1992). "Gang Starr". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Brown, Damon (February 22, 2002). "GangStarr :: Daily Operation :: Chrysalis/EMI". RapReviews. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Smith, Danyel (July 9, 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  9. ^ McLeod, Kembrew (2004). "Gang Starr". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 322. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  10. ^ Higginbotham, Adam (July 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". Select (25): 72–73.
  11. ^ Wilder, Chris (June 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". The Source (33). Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  12. ^ Arp, Louis (March 4, 2006). "Gang Starr – Daily Operation". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  13. ^ Shipley, Al (November 16, 2017). "The Best Rap Albums of the '90s - 41. Gang Starr, Daily Operation (1992)". Complex. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Gang Starr Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2019.

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