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
ReleasedJune 6, 1989
April 22, 2008 (re-issue)
Recorded1987-1989
GenreGolden age hip hop, jazz rap[1]
Length53:30
LabelWild Pitch Records/EMI Records
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ProducerDJ Premier, Guru
The 45 King
Gang Starr chronology
No More Mr. Nice Guy
(1989)
Step in the Arena
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

No More Mr. Nice Guy is the debut album by hip hop duo Gang Starr. The album was released on June 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]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/no-more-mr-nice-guy-bonus-tracks-mw0000082099
  2. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Review: No More Mr. Nice Guy - Gang Starr". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=gang&f=false. Page 322
  4. ^ "Gang Starr Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.