Daily Operation

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Daily Operation
Studio album by Gang Starr
Released May 5, 1992 (1992-05-05)
Recorded 1991-92
D&D Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre

Jazz Rap,[1] East Coast Hip Hop[1]

Length = 53:37
Label Chrysalis/EMI Records
0946 3 21910 2 1
F2-21910
Producer DJ Premier
Guru
Gang Starr chronology
Step In the Arena
(1991)
Daily Operation
(1992)
Hard to Earn
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (9.5/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars[5]
BrainOfHipHop 9.5/10 stars

Daily Operation is a 1992 album by Gang Starr. The album represents the gritty sound of early 1990s Brooklyn hip-hop.

Guru rhymes on a variety of subjects, from the hypocrisy of the government, pro-Black rights and anti-prejudice, to his intellectual depth on "2 Deep," to his penchant for smoking marijuana on "Take Two and Pass," to anger and sadness on "Take it Personal," to the opposite sex in "Ex Girl to the Next Girl." DJ Premier and Guru are credited as the producers of every track. The track "I'm the Man" also features the debuts of Lil' Dap from Group Home and Jeru the Damaja, two artists who gained instant underground credibility because of the exposure.

Despite the album originally only being rewarded 3.5 mics in The Source,[6] it was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Hip Hop Albums in 1998.

One of the songs of the album, "B.Y.S." ("Bust Yo Shit"), was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the fictional radio station Playback FM.

Track listing[edit]

  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 & 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" – 3:16
  15. "B.Y.S." – 3:06
  16. "Much Too Much (Mack a Mil)" – 3:31
  17. "Take Two and Pass" – 3:15
  18. "Stay Tuned" – 2:31

Personnel[edit]

  • DJ Premier – Producer, Beats, Scratches, Mixing
  • "The Guru" - Vocals, Producer, Mixing
  • Lisle Leete – Engineer
  • Yorum Vazan – Mixing ("The Illest Brother")

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1992 Daily Operation 65 14

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1992 Ex Girl To Next Girl 64 5
Take It Personal - 1

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