Daily Operation

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Daily Operation
Gang Starr Daily Operation.jpg
Studio album by Gang Starr
Released May 5, 1992 (1992-05-05)
Recorded 1991–92
Studio D&D Studios
Calliope Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre East Coast Hip Hop[1]
Length 53:50
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[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[3]
Select 4/5[4]
The Source 3.5/5[5]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5[6]

Daily Operation is the third album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr. Despite the album originally only being rewarded 3.5 mics in The Source,[5] 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.", 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" – 3:17
  15. "B.Y.S." – 3:06
  16. "Much Too Much (Mack a Mil)" – 3:30
  17. "Take Two and Pass" – 3:18
  18. "Stay Tuned" – 2:31

Samples[edit]

Daily Operation (Intro)

The Place Where We Dwell

Flip the Script

Ex Girl to Next Girl

Soliloquy of Chaos

I'm the Man

92 Interlude

Take It Personal

2 Deep

24-7/365

No Shame in My Game

Conspiracy

The Illest Brother

Hardcore Composer

B.Y.S.

Much Too Much (Mack a Mil)

Take Two and Pass

  • "Frantic Moment" by Eddie Hazel
  • "Juice Crew All Stars" by Juice Crew All Stars

Stay Tuned

Personnel[edit]

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

Album chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 65
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swihart, Stanton. "Daily Operation – Gang Starr". AllMusic. Retrieved July 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ Smith, Danyel (July 9, 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 322. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  4. ^ Higginbotham, Adam (July 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". Select (25): 72–73. 
  5. ^ a b Wilder, Chris (June 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". The Source (33). Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ Arp, Louis (March 4, 2006). "Gang Starr – Daily Operation". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gang Starr – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gang Starr.
  8. ^ "Gang Starr – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Gang Starr.