No More Mr. Nice Guy (Gang Starr album)

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No More Mr. Nice Guy
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Studio album by Gang Starr
Released June 6, 1989
April 22, 2008 (re-issue)
Recorded 1989
Genre Golden age hip hop, jazz rap[1]
Length 53:30
Label Wild Pitch Records/EMI Records
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Producer DJ Premier, Guru
The 45 King
Gang Starr chronology
No More Mr. Nice Guy
(1989)
Step in the Arena
(1991)Step in the Arena1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

No More Mr. Nice Guy is the debut album by hip hop duo Gang Starr. The album was released on June 6, 1989; and it peaked at #83 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song "Positivity" peaked at #19 on the Billboard rap chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are produced by DJ Premier & Guru, except for tracks #5 & #13 produced by The 45 King

  1. "Premier & The Guru" – 3:26
  2. "Jazz Music" – 3:30
  3. "Gotch U" – 3:08
  4. "Manifest" – 4:56
  5. "Gusto" – 3:15
  6. "DJ Premier in Deep Concentration" – 3:13
  7. "Positivity (Remix)" – 4:49
  8. "Words I Manifest (Remix)" – 5:12
  9. "Conscience Be Free" – 4:04
  10. "Cause and Effect" – 3:22
  11. "2 Steps Ahead" – 3:50
  12. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" – 3:22
  13. "Knowledge" (featuring Damo D-Ski)– 3:42
  14. "Positivity" – 3:35
  15. "Here's the Proof" (2001 Re-issue Bonus Track) – 4:35
  16. "The Lesson" (2001 Re-issue Bonus Track) – 5:05
  17. "Dedication" (2001 Re-issue Bonus Track) – 5:11

The PRT Records cassette issue in the UK contains "Movin' On (Vocal)" and "Movin' On (Dub)" as bonus tracks B7 and B8.

Singles[edit]

Single information
"The Lesson" [Non-Album Single]
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "The Lesson (Super Club Mix)"
"Believe Dat!" [Non-Album Single]
  • Released: 1987
  • B-side: "Bust a Move Boy" & "To Be a Champion"
"Movin' On" [Non-Album Single]
  • Released: 1988
  • B-side: "Gusto" & "Knowledge"
"Words I Manifest (Remix)"
  • Released: 1989
  • B-side: "DJ Premier In Deep Concentration", "Here's the Proof"
"Positivity (Remix)"
  • Released: 1989
  • B-side: "No More Mr. Nice Guy (Remix)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 83

Singles[edit]

Year Song Hot Rap Singles
1990 "Positivity" 19

References[edit]