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
Producer Gang Starr
Gang Starr chronology
Step in the Arena
(1991)
Daily Operation
(1992)
Hard to Earn
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
Orlando Sentinel4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]
Select4/5[5]
The Source3.5/5[6]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5[7]

Daily Operation is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr, released on May 5, 1992 by Chrysalis Records. 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.

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

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[8] 65
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 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. ^ Gettelman, Parry (June 12, 1992). "Gang Starr". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Smith, Danyel (July 9, 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ McLeod, Kembrew (2004). "Gang Starr". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 322. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Higginbotham, Adam (July 1992). "Gang Starr: Daily Operation". Select (25): 72–73. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Arp, Louis (March 4, 2006). "Gang Starr – Daily Operation". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gang Starr Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Gang Starr Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.