Gang Starr discography

American hip hop duo Gang Starr have released seven studio albums, two compilation albums, thirty-one singles, one promotional single and nine music videos.

Gang Starr discography
Two men perform on a stage: one holds a microphone ready to perform vocals, the other operates a turntable.
Gang Starr performing in Hamburg, 1999.
Studio albums7
Compilation albums2
Music videos23
Singles31
Promotional singles1

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8]
No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Released: June 5, 1989
  • Label: Wild Pitch
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
83
Step In the Arena
  • Released: January 15, 1991 (US)[9]
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
121 19 36
Daily Operation
  • Released: May 5, 1992 (US)[10]
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
65 14
Hard to Earn
  • Released: March 8, 1994 (US)[11]
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
25 2 29
Moment of Truth
  • Released: March 31, 1998 (US)[12]
  • Label: Noo Trybe, Virgin
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
6 1 14 70 94 51 28 43
The Ownerz
  • Released: June 24, 2003 (US)[14]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
18 5 39 50 51 47 74
One of the Best Yet
  • Released: November 1, 2019 (US)
  • Label: TTT/Gang Starr Enterprises
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
82 42 65 46 86
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8]
Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr
  • Released: July 13, 1999 (US)[15]
  • Label: Noo Trybe, Virgin
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download
33 11 169 48 55 47 47
Mass Appeal: The Best of Gang Starr
  • Released: December 26, 2006 (US)[17]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[19]
US
Rap

[20]
AUS
[21]
NLD
[6]
SWE
[7]
UK
[8]
"The Lesson"[22] 1987 Non-album singles
"Believe Dat!"[23]
"Bust a Move Boy"
"Movin' On"[24] 1988
"Words I Manifest"[25] 1989 No More Mr. Nice Guy
"Positivity" 19
"Jazz Thing" 1990 66 Mo' Better Blues soundtrack
"Just to Get a Rep" 5 Step in the Arena
"Take a Rest" 1991 63
"Lovesick" 11 13 31 38 50
"Step in the Arena" 5
"Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" 9
"Ex Girl to the Next Girl" 1992 64 5 Daily Operation
"Take It Personal" 1
"2 Deep" 67
"Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)"[26] Trespass soundtrack
"Mass Appeal" 1994 67 42 10 Hard to Earn
"Code of the Streets" [A] 83 33 91
"DWYCK"
(featuring Nice & Smooth)
[B] 25
"Suckas Need Bodyguards"
(featuring Melachi the Nutcracker)
[C] 44
"You Know My Steez" 1997 76 32 5 Moment of Truth
"The Militia"
(featuring Big Shug and Freddie Foxxx)
1998 [D] 68 38
"1/2 & 1/2"[29]
(featuring M.O.P.)
Blade soundtrack
"Full Clip" 1999 [E] Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr
"Discipline"
(featuring Total)
58
"Skills" 2002 91 The Ownerz
"Nice Girl, Wrong Place"
(featuring Boy Big)
2003 99
"Rite Where You Stand"
(featuring Jadakiss)
26
"Same Team, No Games"
(featuring NYG'z & H.Stax)
"Family and Loyalty"
(featuring J. Cole)
2019 One of the Best Yet
"Bad Name"
"Bad Name (Remix)"
(featuring Method Man and Redman)
N/A
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Royalty"[30]
(featuring K-Ci & JoJo)
1997 Moment of Truth

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"It's Gettin' Hectic"[31] 1992 The Brand New Heavies Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1
"Above the Cloudz"[32] 1999 Sway & King Tech, Inspectah Deck This or That
"The Piece Maker"[33] 2000 Tony Touch The Piece Maker
"Tha Squeeze"[34] 2001 None Training Day soundtrack
"Battle"[35] 2002 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
"Work, Part II"[36] 2011 Big L The Danger Zone

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Words I Manifest" 1989
Positivity
"Jazz Thing" 1990 Spike Lee[37]
"Just to Get a Rep" Fab Five Freddy[37]
"Take a Rest"
"Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" 1991
"Lovesick"
"Step in the Arena"
"Ex Girl to the Next Girl" 1992
"Take It Personal"
"DWYCK"
(featuring Nice & Smooth)
Keith Ward[37]
"Mass Appeal" 1994 Diane Martel[37]
"Code of the Streets" Lionel C. Martin[37]
"Suckas Need Bodyguards"
"You Know My Steez" 1997 Terry Heller[37]
"Royalty"
(featuring K-Ci & JoJo)
Ron Hightower
"The Militia"
(featuring Big Shug and Freddie Foxxx)
1998 Jeff Byrd[37]
"Discipline"
(featuring Total)
1999 Rubin Whitmore II[37]
"Full Clip"
"Skills" 2002
"Rite Where You Stand"
(featuring Jadakiss)
2003 Darren Grant[37]
"Nice Girl, Wrong Place"
(featuring Boy Big)
"Same Team, No Games"
(featuring NYG'z & H.Stax)
"Family and Loyalty"
(featuring J. Cole)
2019 Fab Five Freddy
“Bad Name”

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Code of the Streets" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[27]
  2. ^ "DWYCK" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[28]
  3. ^ "Suckas Need Bodyguards" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart of the year.[28]
  4. ^ "The Militia" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 12 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[27]
  5. ^ "Full Clip" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gang Starr – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Gang Starr – Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gang Starr – Chart History: Billboard Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Discographie Gang Starr". lescharts.com (in French). Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Discographie von Gang Starr" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Discografie Gang Starr". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Discography Gang Starr". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Gang Starr". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Step in the Arena – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  10. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Daily Operation – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  11. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Hard to Earn – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  12. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Moment of Truth – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum: Gang Starr". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Bush, John. "The Ownerz – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr [Explicit]: Gang Starr". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Gang Starr" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  17. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Mass Appeal: The Best of Gang Starr – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "Gang Starr – Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  19. ^ "Gang Starr – Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  20. ^ "Gang Starr – Awards". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  21. ^ "Discography Gang Starr". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  22. ^ The Lesson (Media notes). Gang Starr. Wild Pitch Records. 1987. NU 7170.CS1 maint: others (link)
  23. ^ Believe Dat! (Media notes). Gang Starr. Wild Pitch Records. 1987. WP1004.CS1 maint: others (link)
  24. ^ Movin' On (Media notes). Gang Starr. Wild Pitch Records. 1988. WP1009.CS1 maint: others (link)
  25. ^ Words I Manifest (Media notes). Gang Starr. Wild Pitch Records. 1989. WP1012.CS1 maint: others (link)
  26. ^ "Gonna Get Over – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  27. ^ a b "Chart search – "Gang Starr", Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  28. ^ a b c "Chart search – "Gang Starr", Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  29. ^ "½ & ½ – Gang Starr". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  30. ^ Royalty (Media notes). Gang Starr, K-Ci & JoJo. Noo Trybe Records, Virgin Records. 1997. SPRO 10008.CS1 maint: others (link)
  31. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1 – The Brand New Heavies". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  32. ^ Conaway, Matt. "This or That – Sway & King Tech". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  33. ^ Gallucci, Michael. "The Piece Maker – Tony Touch". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  34. ^ Kohlenstein, Brad. "Training Day – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  35. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "8 Mile [Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture] – Eminem". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  36. ^ "The Danger Zone – Big L". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Gangstarr". MVDBase.com (person). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.

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