The Ownerz (Explicit Version) CD (2003)

Artist: Gang Starr

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Label Virgin Records
SKU 60603626
UPC 724358024708
UPC 14 00724358024708
Format CD
Release Date 6/24/2003
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Author Gang Starr
Compilation Appearance Belly (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Training Day (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Heavy Rhyme Experience (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Freedom Writers
Compilation Appearance Mobetter Blues (ost)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Chapter Ii (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Compilation Appearance Lincoln Lawyer (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Essential Hip Hop Vol 6
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Wild Pitch Classics(Explicit Version)
Technical Info
Engineer Eddie Sancho; Dexter Thibou; Anthony Ruotolo
Producer DJ Premier; Guru
CatalogID CDVUS 235
Lable Name Virgin
Released 06/23/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724358024708
Musical Guests
Jadakiss
Snoop Dogg
Fat Joe
M.O.P.
Big Shug
Freddie Foxxx
Uncle Reo
Krumb Snatcha
Smiley
Boy Big
Album Notes and Credits
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Gang Starr: Guru, DJ Premier.
Additional personnel: Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, M.O.P., Boy Big, Uncle Reo, Krumbsnatcha, Freddie Foxxx, Big Shug.
Recorded at D&D Studios and Avatar Studios, New York, New York.
Gang Starr: Guru, DJ Premier.
Recorded at D&D, Avatar Studios, New York, New York.
Audio Mixer: DJ Premier.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; D&D Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Daniel Hastings.
Unknown Contributor Role: Snow .
Working as Gang Starr for over 15 years, Guru & DJ Premier have more than earned their reputation as one of the most skilled, intelligent hip-hop outfits ever to grab the microphone and work the turntables.
With Gang Starr's prior release, the underrated HARD TO EARN, seemingly in the distant past (five years), THE OWNERZ reflects the deliberate nature of the meticulous duo. While Premier earned legendary status as producer on some of rap's most enduring records, he seems to do something extra for his home team, and THE OWNERZ may be his tightest work yet. From the Curtis Mayfield-esque opening of "Sabotage" to the deliriously offbeat feedback and horns of "Who Got Gunz," there's not one false note. Add Guru's patented, steady-but-unassuming swagger, and THE OWNERZ is precisely what the hip-hop world expects from Gang Starr, another classic.
Professional Reviews
Spin (9/03, p.115) - "...The melodies behind DJ Premier's secret-handshake beats are sweeter, but Guru is as bluntly eloquent as ever, delivering every rhyme as if it were a hard-nosed Brooklyn koan." - Rating: B
Uncut (9/03, p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Best of all are Premier's inventive backing tracks, hotwired with weird strings, unexpected piano and horn riffs....A class act still in their prime..."
Vibe (6/03, pp.153-4) - 3 1/2 out of 5 - "...Gang Starr's formula is both straightforward and timeless....It brings back the power of the basics in an ever-evolving rap landscape..."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Put Up Or Shut Up - (featuring Krumb Snatcha)
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)
12 Playtawin
13 Riot Akt
14 Hiney
15 Same Team, No Games
16 In This Life... - (featuring Snoop Dogg/Uncle Reo)
17 Ownerz, The
18 Zonin'
19 Eulogy

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