#50. Gang Starr "Doe in Advance (Original Version)" (1994)
Album: Hard to Earn Label: Chrysalis/EMI Records
Real Gang Starr fans always get their "Doe" straight. While a version of this street status report appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Hard to Earn, the definitive version is the far superior original with the (maybe too costly to clear?) Ohio Players "Sweet Sticky Thing" sample. Eventually the OG saw an official indie vinyl release circa 2000. Well worth the wait.