Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr

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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr
Greatest hits album by Gang Starr
Released July 13, 1999
Recorded D&D Studios in New York, New York
Genre East Coast Hip Hop,[1] Jazz Rap,[1] Hardcore Hip Hop [1]
Length 122:46
Label Virgin
Producer DJ Premier, Guru
Gang Starr chronology
Moment of Truth
(1998)
Full Clip
(1999)
The Ownerz
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A–[3]
RapReviews 9/10[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[5]

Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr is a compilation album, featuring 32 songs released by Hip Hop duo Gang Starr between 1989 and 1999, plus a brief 'intro' track. It was released by Virgin Records.[3] The album includes 21 tracks taken from the five albums it had released up to that point, eight of which were previously available only on soundtracks or vinyl singles, and three newly recorded tracks ("Full Clip", "Discipline", and "All 4 the Ca$h"). The compilation was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 19, 1999.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau called Full Clip an ideal compilation album that makes the duo's music seem less formalistic and more diverse: "It's a credit to the duo's constancy that the result plays like a single release."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Original album
1 "Intro" DJ Premier, Guru *Interlude*
2 "Full Clip" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Full Clip
3 "Discipline" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Total Full Clip
4 "Words I Manifest (Remix)" DJ Premier, Guru Guru No More Mr. Nice Guy
5 "Ex Girl to Next Girl" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Daily Operation
6 "I'm the Man" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Jeru the Damaja, Lil' Dap Daily Operation
7 "Mass Appeal" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Hard to Earn
8 "Jazz Thing (Video Mix)" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Mo' Better Blues OST
9 "The Militia" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Big Shug, Freddie Foxxx Moment of Truth
10 "Tonz 'O' Gunz" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Hard to Earn
11 "Royalty" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, K-Ci & JoJo Moment of Truth
12 "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Step in the Arena
13 "You Know My Steez" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Moment of Truth
14 "Above the Clouds" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Inspectah Deck Moment of Truth
15 "Just to Get a Rep" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Step in the Arena
16 "DWYCK" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Nice & Smooth Hard to Earn

Disc two[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Original album
1 "All 4 tha Ca$h" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Full Clip
2 "Step in the Arena" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Step in the Arena
3 "Work" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Moment of Truth
4 "Soliloquy of Chaos" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Daily Operation
5 "Take It Personal" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Daily Operation
6 "Speak Ya Clout" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Jeru the Damaja, Lil' Dap Hard to Earn
7 "Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Trespass OST
8 "1/2 & 1/2" DJ Premier, Guru, M.O.P. Guru, M.O.P. Blade OST
9 "The ? Remainz" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Suckas Need Bodyguards single
10 "Code of the Streets" Guru, DJ Premier Guru Hard to Earn
11 "So Wassup?!" DJ Premier, Guru Guru You Know My Steez single
12 "Now You're Mine" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Hard to Earn
13 "Betrayal" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, Scarface Moment of Truth
14 "B.Y.S." DJ Premier, Guru Guru Daily Operation
15 "Credit Is Due" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Love Sick single
16 "The Militia II (Remix)" DJ Premier, Guru Guru, WC, Rakim Belly OST
17 "You Know My Steez
(Three Men and a Lady Remix)"
DJ Premier, Guru Guru, The Lady of Rage, Kurupt The Militia single
18 "Take Two and Pass [Japan Bonus Track]" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Daily Operation
19 "As I Read My S-A [Japan Bonus Track]" DJ Premier, Guru Guru Step In The Arena

Samples[edit]

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"1/2 & 1/2"
  • Released: August 4, 1998
  • B-side: "Gangsta Bounce" (by Wolfpak)
"Full Clip"
  • Released: June 8, 1999
  • B-side: "Dwyck"
"Discipline"
  • Released: 1999
  • B-side: "Just To Get A Rep"
"Full Clip (Remix)"
  • Released: 1999 [White Label]
  • B-side: "Work (Remix)"

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1999 Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr 33 11

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