#30thAnniversary – Gang Starr “Daily Operation”

GURU & DJ Premier picked up where they left off on “Step In The Arena” with this third full-length album titled “Daily Operation”. With cutting edge beats, often based on obscure jazz samples, perfectly representing the underground NYC sound of that era, and lyrics as raw as ever, it was pretty clear by then that Gang Starr would not sell out trying to make a profit. Like on every project, GURU’s voice flows flawlessly on Primo’s dark beats, cementing their place into rap best duos of all-time. Fun fact, one of the most legendary singles from the group called “DWYCK” with Nice & Smooth, associated with the album “Hard To Earn” they put out in 1994, was actually a b-side on the 12″ single for “Take It Personal“. The hype track was received so well, it ended up being the first single of the next LP. That’s why it’s included in the remixes and b-sides section of this article. You’ll also find two tracks, “Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)” and “Now You’re Mine”, that are officially taken from two different soundtracks (Trespass & White Man Can’t Rap) , but were released at the same time as the 12″ related to this album.

Full album on YouTube:

Stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Tidal.


  • Ex-Girl To Next Girl
  • Take It Personal

Remixes & B-Sides:

  • Ex-Girl To Next Girl (remix)
  • Flip The Script (remix)
  • 2 Deep (May We Get A Bit Deeper Mix)
  • 2 Deep (City Lick mix)
  • Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)
  • Now You’re Mine

Live Performances:

30th Anniversary Mix:

DOWNLOAD Gang Starr “Daily Operation” 30th Anniversary Mix


1.Gang Starr – No Shame In My Game
2.Gang Starr – The Place Where We Dwell
3.Eddie Harris – Lovely Is Today
4.Gang Starr – 2 Deep (Original & May We Get A Bit Deeper Mix)
5.Gang Starr – The Illest Brother
6.Gang Starr – Now You’re Mine
7.Gang Starr – Flip The Script (Original & Remix / Minor Adjustment Mix)
8.Billy (Sugar Billy) Garner – I Got Some
9.Gang Starr – B.Y.S.
10.Gang Starr – DWYCK
11.Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers – Hey Jude
12.Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot) (Remix)
13.Gang Starr – I’m The Man
14.Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
15.Ahmad Jamal – Misdemeanor
16.Gang Starr – Take It Personal
17.Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day
18.Gang Starr – Conspiracy
19.Caesar Frazier – Funk it Down
20.Gang Starr – Ex Girl To Next Girl (Original & Remix)
21.Gang Starr – Take Two And Pass

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